Definition for SEC'U-LAR-IZE

SEC'U-LAR-IZE, v.t. [Fr. seculariser; from secular.]

  1. To make secular; to convert from spiritual appropriation to secular or common use; or to convert that which is regular or monastic into secular; as, the ancient regular cathedral churches were secularized. At the Reformation, the abbey was secularized. – Coxe. Switz.
  2. To make worldly.

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