defrock vs unfrock what difference

what is difference between defrock and unfrock

English

Etymology

From French défroquer, from dé- + froc.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /diːˈfɹɒk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /diˈfɹɑk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒk
  • Hyphenation: de‧frock

Verb

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.
  3. (by extension) To formally remove the rights and authority of someone, e.g. a government official or a medical practitioner.

Synonyms

  • disfrock
  • unfrock

Translations

Anagrams

  • frocked


English

Etymology

un- +‎ frock

Verb

unfrock (third-person singular simple present unfrocks, present participle unfrocking, simple past and past participle unfrocked)

  1. (transitive) To remove from the clergy; to revoke the clerical status of.

Synonyms

  • defrock
  • disfrock
  • unpriest

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