Laicize meaning

lā'ĭ-sīz'
To free from ecclesiastical control; give over to laypeople.
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To change to lay status; secularize.
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To reduce (a cleric) to the lay state; make a layman of.
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To remove clerical influence from; restrict to laymen; secularize.
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To convert from church controlled to independent of the church; to secularize.

They will laicise each of the schools in the district.

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To reduce from clergy to layman.

Due to his controversial views the Vatican decided to laicise the priest.

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(intransitive) To convert to lay status.

The soup kitchen laicised, it moved out of the church and registered as an independent non-profit.

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Origin of laicize

From laic (“layperson”) +‎ -ize (“verbal suffix”).