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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.
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|Noun||1.||secularization - the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion|
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
|2.||secularization - transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession|
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secularization[ˌsekjʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən] N → secularización f
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