noun see secularize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Secularization — • An authorization given to religious with solemn vows and by extension to those with simple vows to live for a time or permanently in the world Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Secularization     Secularization …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • secularization — secularization, secularization thesis Secularization is the process whereby, especially in modern industrial societies, religious beliefs, practices, and institutions lose social significance. The decline of religion is measured by religious… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Secularization — Sec u*lar*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. s[ e]cularisation.] The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular possession and uses; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secularization — (n.) 1706; see SECULARIZE (Cf. secularize) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Secularization — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • secularization — See secularize. * * * …   Universalium

  • secularization — noun The process of making secular …   Wiktionary

  • SECULARIZATION —    the process by which a SOCIETY becomes increasingly SECULAR …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • secularization — n. act of making secular, act of making nonreligious, act of making worldlysec·u·lar·i·za·tion || ‚sekjÉ™lÉ™rÉ™ zeɪʃn / kjÊŠlÉ™raɪ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • secularization — sec·u·lar·iza·tion …   English syllables

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