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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of laicize.
  • adjective freed from ecclesiastical control
  • adjective secularized

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  • In the canon law of the Catholic Church, the loss of the clerical state (commonly referred to as laicization or laicisation) is the removal of a bishop, priest or deacon from the status of being a member of the clergy.

    June 15, 2019