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la·i·cize

 (lā′ĭ-sīz′)
tr.v. la·i·cized, la·i·ciz·ing, la·i·ciz·es
1. To free from ecclesiastical control; give over to laypeople.
2. To change to lay status; secularize.

la′i·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.

laicize

(ˈleɪɪˌsaɪz) or

laicise

vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to withdraw clerical or ecclesiastical character or status from (an institution, building, etc)
ˌlaiciˈzation, ˌlaiciˈsation n

la•i•cize

(ˈleɪ əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to remove the clerical character or nature of; secularize.
[1790–1800]
la`i•ci•za′tion, n.

laicize


Past participle: laicized
Gerund: laicizing

Imperative
laicize
laicize
Present
I laicize
you laicize
he/she/it laicizes
we laicize
you laicize
they laicize
Preterite
I laicized
you laicized
he/she/it laicized
we laicized
you laicized
they laicized
Present Continuous
I am laicizing
you are laicizing
he/she/it is laicizing
we are laicizing
you are laicizing
they are laicizing
Present Perfect
I have laicized
you have laicized
he/she/it has laicized
we have laicized
you have laicized
they have laicized
Past Continuous
I was laicizing
you were laicizing
he/she/it was laicizing
we were laicizing
you were laicizing
they were laicizing
Past Perfect
I had laicized
you had laicized
he/she/it had laicized
we had laicized
you had laicized
they had laicized
Future
I will laicize
you will laicize
he/she/it will laicize
we will laicize
you will laicize
they will laicize
Future Perfect
I will have laicized
you will have laicized
he/she/it will have laicized
we will have laicized
you will have laicized
they will have laicized
Future Continuous
I will be laicizing
you will be laicizing
he/she/it will be laicizing
we will be laicizing
you will be laicizing
they will be laicizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laicizing
you have been laicizing
he/she/it has been laicizing
we have been laicizing
you have been laicizing
they have been laicizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laicizing
you will have been laicizing
he/she/it will have been laicizing
we will have been laicizing
you will have been laicizing
they will have been laicizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laicizing
you had been laicizing
he/she/it had been laicizing
we had been laicizing
you had been laicizing
they had been laicizing
Conditional
I would laicize
you would laicize
he/she/it would laicize
we would laicize
you would laicize
they would laicize
Past Conditional
I would have laicized
you would have laicized
he/she/it would have laicized
we would have laicized
you would have laicized
they would have laicized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.laicize - reduce to lay status; "laicize the parochial schools"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations

laicize

[ˈleɪɪsaɪz] VTlaicizar