- 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