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secularize

[ sek-yuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ 藞s蓻k y蓹 l蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sec路u路lar路ized, sec路u路lar路iz路ing.
to make secular; separate from religious or spiritual connection or influences; make worldly or unspiritual; imbue with secularism.
to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use.
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Also especially British, sec路u路lar路ise .

Origin of secularize

First recorded in 1605鈥15; secular + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM secularize

sec路u路lar路i路za路tion [sek-yuh-luh-rahy-zey-shuhn] /藢s蓻k y蓹 l蓹 ra瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounsec路u路lar路iz路er, nouno路ver路sec路u路lar路ize, verb (used with object), o路ver路sec路u路lar路ized, o路ver路sec路u路lar路iz路ing.un路sec路u路lar路ized, adjective
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How to use secularize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for secularize

secularize

secularise

/ (藞s蓻kj蕣l蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
law to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
English legal history to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment

Derived forms of secularize

secularization or secularisation, nounsecularizer or seculariser, noun
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