unfrock
transitive verb Date: 1644 defrock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unfrock — Un*frock , v. t. [1st pref. un + frock.] To deprive or divest or a frock; specifically, to deprive of priestly character or privilege; as, to unfrock a priest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfrock — index denude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unfrock — [unfräk′] vt. 1. to remove a frock from 2. to deprive of the rank or function of priest or minister …   English World dictionary

  • unfrock — /un frok /, v.t. 1. to deprive (a monk, priest, minister, etc.) of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose. 2. to divest or strip of a frock. Also, defrock. [1635 45; UN 2 + FROCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • unfrock — verb To remove from status as a member of a clergy …   Wiktionary

  • unfrock — Synonyms and related words: boot, bounce, break, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bump, bust, can, cashier, cast reproach upon, debase, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, dethrone, disbar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unfrock — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. dismiss, discharge, oust, disgrace. See punishment …   English dictionary for students

  • unfrock — un|frock [ʌnˈfrɔk US ˈfra:k] v [T usually in passive] to remove someone from their position as a priest as a punishment for behaviour or beliefs that the church does not approve of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfrock — v. dismiss from priestly office; remove the right to professional practice; deprive someone of an honorary position; remove a frock or mantle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unfrock — verb another term for defrock …   English new terms dictionary

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