verb (used with object), sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM secularizesec·u·lar·i·za·tion [sek-yuh-luh-rahy-zey-shuhn] /ˌsɛk yə lə raɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ nounsec·u·lar·iz·er, nouno·ver·sec·u·lar·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·sec·u·lar·ized, o·ver·sec·u·lar·iz·ing.un·sec·u·lar·ized, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for secularize
The end of this would have been that the benefices of the church would have become hereditary, impaired, and secularized.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
Many of the Ambrosian hymns and chants had become corrupted and secularized and therefore had lost their ecclesiastical dignity.The Story of Our Hymns|Ernest Edwin Ryden
The district of Berchtesgaden was formerly an independent spiritual principality, founded in 1100 and secularized in 1803.
Maurice was a friend to learning, and devoted some of the secularized church property to the advancement of education.
Moreover, the bulk of Church property having been secularized, the Italian clergy receive a stipend from the state.