(religion) The reverse of sacralization, and occurs when a formerly dedicated religious structure such as a church or religious school is given over for another purpose outside of the particular religious organization which dedicated it for a sacred purpose.
Other Word Forms of Desacralization
Desacralization Sentence Examples
In the sacrifice of sacralization the sanctity passes from the victim to the object; in that of desacralization, from the object to the victim.
The sacrifice of desacralization is, however, also found; hence MM.
The sacrifices of sacralization and desacralization mentioned above find their analogues in the Hindu scheme of the rite; sacralization and desacralization, sometimes performed by means of subsidiary sacrifices, are the essential elements of the preparation for sacrifice and the subsequent lustration.