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Meaning of secularize

sec•u•lar•ize

Pronunciation: (sek'yu-lu-rīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to make secular; separate from religious or spiritual connection or influences; make worldly or unspiritual; imbue with secularism.
  2. to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
  3. to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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