secularize

Definitions of secularize
1

v make secular and draw away from a religious orientation

“Ataturk secularized Turkey”
Synonyms:
secularise
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control

Synonyms:
desacralize
Type of:
transfer
cause to change ownership

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