verb (used with object), sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing.
Also especially British, sec·u·lar·ise.
Origin of secularize
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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
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