defrock

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verb de·frock \(ˌ)dē-ˈfräk\

Definition of defrock

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deprive of the right to exercise the functions of office a defrocked priest

  3. 2 :  to remove from a position of honor or privilege

Examples of defrock in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of defrock

1581


DEFROCK Defined for English Language Learners

defrock

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Definition of defrock for English Language Learners

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



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