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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of defrock.

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Examples

  • The first is an internal disciplinary process in the church, which can end up with a priest being defrocked, that is, kicked out of the priest hood.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2003

  • The big news in eurosceptic circles today is that two of the "defrocked" Peers, Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Lord Willoughby de Broke, have joined UKIP.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The big news in eurosceptic circles is that two of the "defrocked" peers, Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Lord Willoughby de Broke, have joined UKIP.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It depends on kind of what your definition of "defrocked" is.

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2000

  • Hundreds of priests have now been 'defrocked', or laicised, because of it -- eight in the Ferns Diocese alone.

    Irish Blogs

  • Hundreds of priests have now been 'defrocked', or laicised, because of it -- eight in the

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Catholic Diocese announced Tuesday that former Monsignor Dale Fushek has been defrocked, meaning the church has removed Fushek from his right to scandal, expresses outrage.

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  • A few châteaux produce and market the result as a '' third wine '', although most examples end up on merchants 'lists as' 'defrocked' 'claret under a generic name.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Toso said he was later "defrocked" in front of other church members and stripped of his wallet, credit cards, watch, ring and airline tickets, and had to write a "dishonest" letter to get them back.

    Gawker

  • C.V.S. Roosevelt Washington, D.C. Have been having a ball with your "defrocked" and

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

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