defrock

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French défroquer, from dé- + froc.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

defrock (third-person singular simple present defrocks, present participle defrocking, simple past and past participle defrocked)

  1. (literally) to divest of a frock
  2. (figuratively) to formally remove the rights and authority of a member of the clergy.
    The defrocked priest may no longer perform rites.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 03:06