from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To transfer from ecclesiastical or religious to civil or lay use or ownership.
- transitive v. To draw away from religious orientation; make worldly.
- transitive v. To lift the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make secular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert from regular or monastic into secular.
- transitive v. To convert from spiritual to secular or common use.
- transitive v. To make worldly or unspiritual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make secular.
- To make worldly or unspiritual; divest of religious observances or influences: as, to secularize the Sabbath; to secularize the press; to secularize education.
- To convert to or imbue with secularism: as, to secularize the masses.
- Also spelled secularise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
- v. transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
secular + -ize (Wiktionary)