verb (used with object), secularized, secularizing.
to make secular; separate from religious or spiritual connection or influences; make worldly or unspiritual; imbue with secularism.
to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use.
to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
(law) to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
(English legal history) to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment
adjective 1. of or relating to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests. 2. not pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to sacred): secular music. 3. (of education, a school, etc.) concerned with nonreligious subjects. 4. (of members of the clergy) not belonging to […]
plural noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. See under tertiary (def 5). adjective 1. of the third order, rank, stage, formation, etc.; third. 2. Chemistry. noting or containing a carbon atom united to three other carbon atoms. formed by replacement of three atoms or groups. 3. (initial capital letter) Geology. noting or pertaining to the period forming the […]
noun 1. lay vicar. noun, Church of England. 1. a lay officer in a cathedral who performs those parts of a service not reserved to the priests.
adjective, Botany, Zoology. 1. arranged on one side only; unilateral. adjective 1. (botany) having or designating parts arranged on or turned to one side of the axis