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unfrock (verb) remove a person from the position of a priest.
To unfrock a priest is to disqualify a priest from having the position of a priest. When the church finds that the priest is antichurch or behaving very badly, the priest is unfrocked. That is, he is no longer allowed to continue as a priest.
- The priest was unfrocked for his antichurch beliefs. He did not confirm to the beliefs and practices of the church and was not allowed to continue as a priest.
- The decision to unfrock the priest was taken after careful study of his behavior. He was dismissed from his priesthood, as there was enough proof of his misbehavior.