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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

secular +‎ -ize



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