unfrock


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un·frock

 (ŭn-frŏk′)
tr.v. un·frocked, un·frock·ing, un·frocks
To defrock.

unfrock

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

un•frock

(ʌnˈfrɒk)

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

unfrock


Past participle: unfrocked
Gerund: unfrocking

Imperative
unfrock
unfrock
Present
I unfrock
you unfrock
he/she/it unfrocks
we unfrock
you unfrock
they unfrock
Preterite
I unfrocked
you unfrocked
he/she/it unfrocked
we unfrocked
you unfrocked
they unfrocked
Present Continuous
I am unfrocking
you are unfrocking
he/she/it is unfrocking
we are unfrocking
you are unfrocking
they are unfrocking
Present Perfect
I have unfrocked
you have unfrocked
he/she/it has unfrocked
we have unfrocked
you have unfrocked
they have unfrocked
Past Continuous
I was unfrocking
you were unfrocking
he/she/it was unfrocking
we were unfrocking
you were unfrocking
they were unfrocking
Past Perfect
I had unfrocked
you had unfrocked
he/she/it had unfrocked
we had unfrocked
you had unfrocked
they had unfrocked
Future
I will unfrock
you will unfrock
he/she/it will unfrock
we will unfrock
you will unfrock
they will unfrock
Future Perfect
I will have unfrocked
you will have unfrocked
he/she/it will have unfrocked
we will have unfrocked
you will have unfrocked
they will have unfrocked
Future Continuous
I will be unfrocking
you will be unfrocking
he/she/it will be unfrocking
we will be unfrocking
you will be unfrocking
they will be unfrocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unfrocking
you have been unfrocking
he/she/it has been unfrocking
we have been unfrocking
you have been unfrocking
they have been unfrocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unfrocking
you will have been unfrocking
he/she/it will have been unfrocking
we will have been unfrocking
you will have been unfrocking
they will have been unfrocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unfrocking
you had been unfrocking
he/she/it had been unfrocking
we had been unfrocking
you had been unfrocking
they had been unfrocking
Conditional
I would unfrock
you would unfrock
he/she/it would unfrock
we would unfrock
you would unfrock
they would unfrock
Past Conditional
I would have unfrocked
you would have unfrocked
he/she/it would have unfrocked
we would have unfrocked
you would have unfrocked
they would have unfrocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unfrock - 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

unfrock

[ˈʌnˈfrɒk] VT [+ priest] → secularizar, exclaustrar

unfrock

vtlaisieren (spec), → in den Laienstand zurückversetzen
References in classic literature ?
Yet, mine honest Friar, I think it would be best both for the church and thyself, that I should procure a license to unfrock thee, and retain thee as a yeoman of our guard, serving in care of our person, as formerly in attendance upon the altar of Saint Dunstan.''
`The unfrocked villain destroys more venison than half the country besides,' says one keeper; `And is hunting after every shy doe in the country!' quoth a second.
Kuragin was to put her into a troyka he would have ready and to drive her forty miles to the village of Kamenka, where an unfrocked priest was in readiness to perform a marriage ceremony over them.
I saw a frail little man with a long, yellow face and sunken fanatical eyes, an Inquisitor, an unfrocked monk.
There was an attempt to unfrock Archbishop Makarios in 1973 by three local bishops, and although it was an attempt to remove him from being head of the church, it was an attempt to impeach him as president.
The parish has a saint's name time cannot unfrock. In cities that have outgrown their promise people are becoming pilgrims again, if not to this place, then to the recreation of it in their own spirits.
Por ejemplo, el elemento un- en las palabras inglesas se presenta en palabras prefijadas (unable) pero tambien en palabras no prefijadas (unfrock).
They are discovered there and stoned to death by local peasants, urged on by an unfrocked whiskey priest (70).
Logan's "pre-seminary indiscretion would be embarrassing, but scarcely catastrophic," (23) so that Ruth's concern that "Michael might be unfrocked" is unwarranted.
Marina and Dmitrii were married in the Kremlin on 8 May, but only nine days later Dmitrii was murdered in the course of an uprising against him, and he was officially declared to have been an impostor, the unfrocked monk Grisha Otrep'ev.
Today, he remains a regular political commentator and has written a number of books on the subject, including Great Parliamentary Scandals, I Couldn't Possibly Comment and The Great Unfrocked.
After a month of humiliations, he was about to be unfrocked, when Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich took his part.