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de·frock

 (dē-frŏk′)
tr.v. de·frocked, de·frock·ing, de·frocks
1. To strip of priestly privileges and functions.
2. To deprive of the right to practice a profession.
3. To deprive of an honorary position.

defrock

(diːˈfrɒk)
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to deprive (a person in holy orders) of ecclesiastical status; unfrock

un•frock

(ʌnˈfrɒk)

v.t.
to deprive of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose: an unfrocked priest.

defrock


Past participle: defrocked
Gerund: defrocking

Imperative
defrock
defrock
Present
I defrock
you defrock
he/she/it defrocks
we defrock
you defrock
they defrock
Preterite
I defrocked
you defrocked
he/she/it defrocked
we defrocked
you defrocked
they defrocked
Present Continuous
I am defrocking
you are defrocking
he/she/it is defrocking
we are defrocking
you are defrocking
they are defrocking
Present Perfect
I have defrocked
you have defrocked
he/she/it has defrocked
we have defrocked
you have defrocked
they have defrocked
Past Continuous
I was defrocking
you were defrocking
he/she/it was defrocking
we were defrocking
you were defrocking
they were defrocking
Past Perfect
I had defrocked
you had defrocked
he/she/it had defrocked
we had defrocked
you had defrocked
they had defrocked
Future
I will defrock
you will defrock
he/she/it will defrock
we will defrock
you will defrock
they will defrock
Future Perfect
I will have defrocked
you will have defrocked
he/she/it will have defrocked
we will have defrocked
you will have defrocked
they will have defrocked
Future Continuous
I will be defrocking
you will be defrocking
he/she/it will be defrocking
we will be defrocking
you will be defrocking
they will be defrocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defrocking
you have been defrocking
he/she/it has been defrocking
we have been defrocking
you have been defrocking
they have been defrocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defrocking
you will have been defrocking
he/she/it will have been defrocking
we will have been defrocking
you will have been defrocking
they will have been defrocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defrocking
you had been defrocking
he/she/it had been defrocking
we had been defrocking
you had been defrocking
they had been defrocking
Conditional
I would defrock
you would defrock
he/she/it would defrock
we would defrock
you would defrock
they would defrock
Past Conditional
I would have defrocked
you would have defrocked
he/she/it would have defrocked
we would have defrocked
you would have defrocked
they would have defrocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defrock - divest of the frock; of church officials
disinvest, divest - deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
Translations

defrock

[diːˈfrɒk] VTapartar del sacerdocio

defrock

vtaus dem Priesteramt verstoßen
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