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English definition of “defrock”

defrock

verb [T]     /ˌdiːˈfrɒk/ US  /-ˈfrɑːk/ formal or humorous
to dismiss a priest (= remove him from his job ), usually because of bad behaviour Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of defrock verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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