laicized

laicize

[ley-uh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), laicized, laicizing.
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; laic + -ize

laicization [ley-uh-suh-zey-shuhn] , noun
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laicize or laicise (ˈleɪɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to withdraw clerical or ecclesiastical character or status from (an institution, building, etc)
 
laicise or laicise
 
vb
 
laici'zation or laicise
 
n
 
laici'sation or laicise
 
n

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