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- n. The act or process of horizontalizing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In craniometry, the act of placing the skull for craniometrical measurement so that the plane taken as the horizontal datum-plane shall be truly horizontal.
horizontalize + -ation (Wiktionary)
This gave translators tremendous leeway and, given the times, led to a marked horizontalization and banalization (if such are words!) of the liturgy.