Laicize

Verb

  • (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."

  • (transitive) To convert from church controlled to independent of the church; to secularize.

    "They will laicise each of the schools in the district."

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