1. Larsipan Senior Member

    Norway
    Norwegian (bokmål)
    Could someone tell me what the word "la déprise" means in this context? Thank you!

    "Le 19ème siècle est celui du scientisme et de la déprise du religieux et la connaissance qu’on peut avoir du monde."
     
  2. Quaeitur

    Quaeitur Mod'elle

    Lille, France
    French
    The term is rare and comes from déprendre(fig): Dégager de l'emprise d'une personne ou d'une chose, to remove from the influence of someone or something.
    I can't think of a direct equivalent in English right now, but you can always use a circumlocution: the (complete) loss of influence of the Church.
     

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