Definition of "unfrock" [un•frock]

  • To defrock. (verb-transitive)

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Use "unfrock" in a sentence
  • "Former Oakland Bishop John Cummings has told The New York Times that in the 80s, the Holy See was reluctant to 'unfrock' pedophile priests, including Stephen Kiesle, found guilty of lewd conduct with two young boys in San Francisco in 1978."
  • "Simply unfrock him, and take away his living altogether."
  • "But not on that account do I wish to unfrock myself; nor certainly on that account do I wish to be deprived of my wife."