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Unfrock  v. t.  To deprive or divest or a frock; specifically, to deprive of priestly character or privilege; as, to unfrock a priest.

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"Unfrock" Quotes from Famous Books

... marriage celebrated at ten o'clock at night by the light of a solitary tallow candle, borrowed from the vestry, could not hold good. Re-assured upon this point, he strove to devise other means to part them. Foiled again, he laid the case before the Bishop of Worcester, and begged his lordship to unfrock Thomas Dancox. The Bishop did not do as much as that; though he sent for Tom Dancox and severely reprimanded him. But that, as Church Leet remarked, did not break bones. Tom had striven to make the best of his own cause to the Bishop, and the worst of Captain Monk's ...
— The Argosy - Vol. 51, No. 2, February, 1891 • Various

Words linked to "Unfrock" :   divest, defrock

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