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Secularized definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEC'ULARIZED, pp. Converted from regular to secular.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Secularize Sec"u*lar*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secularized; p. pr. & vb. n. Secularizing.] [Cf. F. s['e]culaiser.] 1. To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk. 2. To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property. At the Reformation the abbey was secularized. --W. Coxe. 3. To make worldly or unspiritual. --Bp. Horsley.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Note: in BRIT, also use 'secularised' Secularized societies are no longer under the control or influence of religion. The Pope had no great sympathy for the secularized West. ADJ




 


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