Secularizing
Secularize Sec"u*lar*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secularized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Secularizing}.] [Cf. F. s['e]culariser.] 1. To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk. [1913 Webster]

2. To convert from spiritual to secular or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property. [1913 Webster]

At the Reformation the abbey was secularized. --W. Coxe. [1913 Webster]

3. To make worldly or unspiritual. --Bp. Horsley. [1913 Webster]


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