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secularize

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transitive verb sec·u·lar·ize \ˈse-kyə-lə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of secularize

  • : to take religion out of (something) : to make (something) secular

  • : to transfer the ownership or control of (something) from a religious organization to the state

Full Definition of secularize

sec·u·lar·izedsec·u·lar·iz·ing

  1. 1 :  to make secular

  2. 2 :  to transfer from ecclesiastical to civil or lay use, possession, or control

  3. 3 :  to convert to or imbue with secularism

sec·u·lar·i·za·tion play \ˌse-kyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
sec·u·lar·iz·er noun

Examples of secularize

  1. attempts to secularize the government

  2. The government secularized the hospital.



1611

First Known Use of secularize

1611


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