Etymology
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secularization (n.)

1690s, "conversion to secular purposes," originally in reference to Church property; see secularize + noun ending -ation. General meaning "state of having become secular" is by 1863.

updated on April 25, 2022

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Definitions of secularization from WordNet

secularization (n.)
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;
Synonyms: secularisation
secularization (n.)
transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession;
Synonyms: secularisation
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