unfrock

unfrock

[uhn-frok]
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive (a monk, priest, minister, etc.) of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose.
2.
to divest or strip of a frock.
Also, defrock.


Origin:
1635–45; un-2 + frock

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

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