What does laicize mean?

Definitions for laicizeˈleɪ əˌsaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word laicize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laicize, laicise(verb)

    reduce to lay status

    "laicize the parochial schools"


  1. laicize(Verb)

    To convert from church controlled to independent of the church; to secularize.

    They will laicise each of the schools in the district.

  2. laicize(Verb)

    To reduce from clergy to layman.

    Due to his controversial views the Vatican decided to laicise the priest.

  3. laicize(Verb)

    To convert to lay status.

    The soup kitchen laicised, it moved out of the church and registered as an independent non-profit.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laicize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laicize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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