Definition of Secularization in English :

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Secularization meaning in English

Meaning of Secularization in English

Pronunciation of Secularization in English

Secularization pronunciation in English

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1. secularisation, secularization

the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion

2. secularisation, secularization

transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
3. law
to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
4. English legal history
to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈsecularˌized or ˈsecularˌizing
to change from religious to civil ownership or use
to deprive of religious character, influence, or significance
to convert to secularism
to release by church authority from religious vows and from connection with a monastery or similar religious institute; give secular status to

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tr.v. sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing, sec·u·lar·iz·es
1. To transfer from ecclesiastical or religious to civil or lay use or ownership: "The ... government ... had secularized the charitable institutions of the Church" (David I. Kertzer).
2. To draw away from religious orientation; make worldly: a society that has become secularized.
3. To lift the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).

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