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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.
verb (transitive)
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


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