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Definition of Secularization

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act of making secular, act of making nonreligious, act of making worldly
Secularization Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular possession and uses; as, the secularization of church property.
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WordNet 2.0

1. 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
(hypernym) change
(derivation) secularize, secularise
2. transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
(synonym) secularisation
(hypernym) transfer, transference
(derivation) secularize
Secularization Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A process of decline in the social influence of religion (see also RATIONALIZATION).
Secularization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Secularization is the transformation of a society from close identification with religious values and institutions toward nonreligious values and secular institutions. The secularization thesis refers to the belief that as societies progress, particularly through modernization and rationalization, religion loses its authority in all aspects of social life and governance. The term secularization is also used in the context of the lifting of the monastic restrictions from a member of the clergy.

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