unfrock

[ uhn-frok ]
/ ʌnˈfrɒk /

verb (used with object)

to deprive (a monk, priest, minister, etc.) of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose.
to divest or strip of a frock.
Also defrock.

Origin of unfrock

First recorded in 1635–45; un-2 + frock
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unfrock

/ (ʌnˈfrɒk) /

verb

(tr) to deprive (a person in holy orders) of ecclesiastical status

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