noun see laicize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Laicization — • The term laity signifies the aggregation of those Christians who do not form part of the clergy. Consequently the word lay does not strictly connote any idea of hostility towards the clergy or the Church much less towards religion. Laicization …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • laicization —    Laicization (from the Greek laos, meaning people ) refers to an official canonical declaration that permits aperson who has been ordained to return to the lay state; while laicization allows a person to live as a layperson, that person still… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • laicization — (Amer.) n. process by which something is made secular, removal of the religious element (also laicisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laicization — See laicize. * * * …   Universalium

  • laicization — noun The act of laicizing …   Wiktionary

  • laicization — la·i·ci·za·tion …   English syllables

  • laicization —  Секуляризация2 …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • laicization — ˌlāəsə̇ˈzāshən, ˌsīˈ noun ( s) : the process or act of laicizing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Defrocking — laicization redirects here. For laicization meaning secularization, see secularization. To defrock, unfrock, or laicize ministers or priests is to remove their rights to exercise the functions of the ordained ministry. This may be due to criminal …   Wikipedia

  • laicize — laicization /lay euh seuh zay sheuhn/, n. /lay euh suyz /, v.t., laicized, laicizing. to remove the clerical character or nature of; secularize: to laicize a school; to laicize the office of headmaster. Also, esp. Brit., laicise. [1790 1800; LAIC …   Universalium

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