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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession; 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.

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  • This headlong secularization is as big a story, in its way, as Europe's demographic decline.
  • The word secularization has a very different meaning when applied not to persons but to things.
  • (Though see this post by Brink Lindsey, which summarizes some reasons to think secularization is indeed proceeding, however slowly.)
  • This change is known as the secularization of American education. for more
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