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  • v. To annul the consecration of; to secularize or unhallow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To annul the consecration of; to secularize; to unhellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Roman antiquity, to deprive of a sacred character; hence, to secularize. See exauguration.

Etymologies

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Latin exauguratus, past participle of exaugurare to profane; ex out + augurari to act as an augur, from augur.

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