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Meaning of SECULARIZE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make secular and draw away from a religious orientation; "Ataturk secularized Turkey"
  2. [v]  transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
 

SECULARIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: secularise
 
 See Also: change state, transfer, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sec"u*lar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secularized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Secularizing}.] [Cf. F. s['e]culaiser.]
1. To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to
   secularize a priest or a monk.

2. To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize
   a church, or church property.

         At the Reformation the abbey was secularized. --W.
                                               Coxe.

3. To make worldly or unspiritual. --Bp. Horsley.

 

 

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