Defrock meaning

dē-frŏk
To strip of priestly privileges and functions.
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To deprive of the right to practice a profession.
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To deprive of an honorary position.
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To revoke the rank or function of (a priest or minister)
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(literally) To divest of a frock.
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(figuratively) To formally remove the rights and authority of a member of the clergy.

The defrocked priest may no longer perform rites.

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Origin of defrock

  • From French défroquer, from dé- + froc.

    From Wiktionary