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dechristianization

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From dechristianize +‎ -ation.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːkɹɪtʃənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

NounEdit

dechristianization (plural dechristianizations)

  1. The act of dechristianizing; the systematic removal of Christianity or Christian elements.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 487:
      Fouché, before 1789 a teacher attached to the Oratorian order, engaged in an extraordinary campaign of ‘dechristianization’ in his tour of duty in the department of the Nièvre in September [...].