- (transitive) To convert from church controlled to independent of the church; to secularize.
"They will laicise each of the schools in the district."
- (intransitive) To convert to lay status.
"The soup kitchen laicised, it moved out of the church and registered as an independent non-profit."
- (transitive) To reduce from clergy to layman.
"Due to his controversial views the Vatican decided to laicise the priest."