transitive verb

: to cause to turn from Christianity : deprive of Christian characteristics

Word History


probably from French déchristianiser, from dé- de- (from Old French des-) + christianiser to Christianize, from Middle French, from Latin christianus Christian + Middle French -iser -ize

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“Dechristianize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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