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tr.v. sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing, sec·u·lar·iz·es
1. To transfer from ecclesiastical or religious to civil or lay use or ownership: "The ... government ... had secularized the charitable institutions of the Church" (David I. Kertzer).
2. To draw away from religious orientation; make worldly: a society that has become secularized.
3. To lift the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).

sec′u·lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈsɛkjʊləˌraɪzd) or


no longer under religious control or influence


[ˈsɛkjʊləraɪzd] secularised (British) adjsécularisé(e)
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