Sec"u*lar*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secularized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Secularizing (?).] [Cf. F. s'eculaiser.]

1.

To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.

2.

To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property.

At the Reformation the abbey was secularized. W. Coxe.

3.

To make worldly or unspiritual.

Bp. Horsley.

 

© Webster 1913.

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