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The activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion.  Synonym: secularisation.
Transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession.  Synonym: secularisation.

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"Secularization" Quotes from Famous Books

... Testament economy gave it, and which all the books of all the other book-religions of the world most unquestioningly possess. They are born of all that false theorizing about the limits of government and the liberty of conscience which issues in the demands for utter secularization of every institution of the State, while at the same time the necessities of popular government are demonstrating that education must be by the State. They are intensified by the divided opinion of the church universal, of which ...
— Colleges in America • John Marshall Barker

Words linked to "Secularization" :   change, secularize, transfer, transference, secularisation

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