Pronunciation: (sek'yu-lu-rīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make secular; separate from religious or spiritual connection or influences; make worldly or unspiritual; imbue with secularism.
2. to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
3. to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use. Also, esp. Brit.,sec'u•lar•ise".
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