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defrock

verb de·frock \(ˌ)dē-ˈfräk\

: to officially remove (a priest) from his or her job as punishment for doing something wrong

Full Definition of DEFROCK

transitive verb
1
:  to deprive (as a priest) of the right to exercise the functions of office
2
:  to remove from a position of honor or privilege

Examples of DEFROCK

  1. <the movie's director was defrocked for going way over budget>

First Known Use of DEFROCK

1581

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