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
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They have called for the unfrocking of clergy members who have either been found guilty of abusing children or have covered up cases of clerical sexual abuse of minors.
with remembered hatreds," her grandfather "built nothing that I could live in." While the dead in Dublin's Garden of Remembrance "are defined by their relation to land," her grandfather's "ocean garden" reveals "oxygen unfrocking phosphorus / Lacing the sea with greens." Having unmoored her family in this first poem, Boland's first lesson asks whether her grandmother had found "her nation?
For a play to give serious attention to the angry voice of the common people, to stage the unfrocking of the clergy and a venal, parodic divorce ceremony, to propose a lengthy programme of serious social and legal reforms, and to challenge the right to govern of Estates and princes if they did not do so in the interests of the commonweal, would have been a truly radical undertaking.