secularization

[ sek-yuh-luh-rahy-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛk yə lə raɪˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

separation from religious or spiritual connection or influences:The secularization of America can be seen in politics, legal decisions, and educational institutions, as well as in the arts and the media.
the transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use: There continues to be a debate about the secularization of religious art objects now exhibited in museum settings.

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OTHER WORDS FROM secularization

o·ver·sec·u·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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