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laicize

la·i·cize

laicize

 
pronunciation:
leI ih saIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: laicized, laicizes, laicizing
definition 1: to remove religious influence or control from; secularize.
The government laicized the educational system.
definition 2: to make into a layman.
derivation: laicization (n.)