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laicize

[ley-uh-sahyz] /ˈleɪ əˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), laicized, laicizing.
1.
to remove the clerical character or nature of; secularize:
to laicize a school; to laicize the office of headmaster.
Also, especially British, laicise.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; laic + -ize
Related forms
laicization
[ley-uh-suh-zey-shuh n] /ˌleɪ ə səˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laicize

laicize

/ˈleɪɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to withdraw clerical or ecclesiastical character or status from (an institution, building, etc)
Derived Forms
laicization, laicisation, noun
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