secularization love

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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rendering secular, or the state of being secularized.
  • noun Also spelled secularisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular possession and uses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The transformation of a society from close identification with religious values and institutions toward non-religious (or "irreligious") values and secular institutions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
  • noun transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession

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