defrock defrock


  • (v) divest of the frock; of church officials


  1. Iran's clerical court recently threatened to defrock Kadivar if he persists in voicing such views.
  2. Today Brett is on the run and still officially a priest, despite pleas to defrock him.
  3. The 13-member executive presbytery of the Assemblies of God had just voted unanimously to defrock him.


  • Dublin archbishop apologizes for serial pedophile cover-up

    The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has apologized unreservedly for the cover up of the activities of Anthony Walsh, the defrocked priest and worst pedophile named in the Murphy Commission report on abuse in the Dublin archdiocese.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. One prominent Ayatollah, Muhammad-Reza Shabestari told his seminary a few days ago, "I would rather defrock myself than issue a fatwa in support of wanton adventurism," rejecting Ahamadinejad's request.
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Mohammad Khatami Source: American Thinker

  2. Medicare should expect quality care "from each and every provider," Stark said, adding, "And my solution would be to the provider who can't provide quality care, to defrock 'em" (Reichard, CQ HealthBeat , 12/1).
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Pete Stark Source: Kaiser

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subordinate subordinate
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