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defrock definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: divest of the frock; of church officials [syn: defrock, unfrock]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1581 1. to deprive (as a priest) of the right to exercise the functions of office 2. to remove from a position of honor or privilege

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. deprive (a person, esp. a priest) of ecclesiastical status. Etymology: F défroquer (as DE-, FROCK)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(defrocked) If a priest is defrocked, he is forced to stop being a priest because of bad behaviour. Mellors was preaching heresy and had to be immediately defrocked. ...a defrocked priest. V-PASSIVE: be V-ed, V-ed

Moby Thesaurus

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