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defrock

[dee-frok] /diˈfrɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to unfrock.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < French défroquer, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + froque frock + -er infinitive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for defrocking

defrock

/diːˈfrɒk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive (a person in holy orders) of ecclesiastical status; unfrock
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Word Origin and History for defrocking

defrock

v.

1580s, from French défroquer (15c.), from de- (see de-) + froque "frock" (see frock). Related: Defrocked.

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