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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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1. to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
3. (Law) law to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
4. (Law) English legal history to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment
ˌseculariˈzation, ˌseculariˈsation n
ˈsecularˌizer, ˈsecularˌiser n
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sec•u•lar•ize(ˈsɛk yə ləˌraɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make secular; separate from religious connection or influences; make worldly.
2. to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
3. to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use.
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Past participle: secularized
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|Verb||1.||secularize - make secular and draw away from a religious orientation; "Ataturk secularized Turkey"|
|2.||secularize - transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control|
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
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secularize[ˈsekjʊləraɪz] VT → secularizar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt → säkularisieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
secularize[ˈsɛkjʊləˌraɪz] vt → secolarizzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995