laicize

Definitions:

  • To free from ecclesiastical control; give over to laypeople.
  • To change to lay status; secularize.
  • To render lay; deprive of a clerical character or relation.
  • To convert from <xref>church</xref> controlled to independent of the church; to <xref>secularize</xref>.
  • To <xref>reduce</xref> from <xref>clergy</xref> to <xref>layman</xref>.
  • To <xref>convert</xref> to <xref>lay</xref> status.
  • reduce to lay status
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