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Adjective
/ˈsekyələr/,
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Denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis,
  1. Denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis
    • - secular buildings
    • - secular moral theory
  2. (of clergy) Not subject to or bound by religious rule; not belonging to or living in a monastic or other order

  3. Of or denoting slow changes in the motion of the sun or planets

  4. (of a fluctuation or trend) Occurring or persisting over an indefinitely long period
    • - there is evidence that the slump is not cyclical but secular
  5. Occurring once every century or similarly long period (used esp. in reference to celebratory games in ancient Rome)

Noun
  1. A secular priest


  1. of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
  2. layman: someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
  3. worldly: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
  4. profane: not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
  5. of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows; "the secular clergy"
  6. laic: characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
  7. Secularism is the concept that government or other entities should exist separately from religion and/or religious beliefs.
  8. (Secularism (South Asia)) The Hindi word that is commonly used for "secularism" in India is dharmanirapekshata (धर्मनिरपेक्षता) and which means "indifference towards religion" The usage itself denotes the understanding of secularism as more a policy of political practice than a philosophy in itself.
  9. Not specifically religious; Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless; Not bound by the vows of a monastic order; Happening once in an age or century; Continuing over a long period of time, long-term; Of or pertaining to long-term non-periodic ...
  10. (secularism) A position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions; The related political belief in the separation of church and state
  11. (Secularism) (non-Aryan attitude)
  12. (Secularism) Belief system that denies reality of God, religion and the supernatural hence it maintains that reality entails only this natural world. (W. Kaspar writes about it) (Lady Low-Ra)
  13. (Secularism) This is the belief that humans should be based on facts and not religious beliefs.  This is important to HG because this has caused conflicts in a lot of different places including politics.
  14. (Secularism) exclusion of religion from public affairs: the belief that religion and religious bodies should have no part in political or civic affairs or in running public institutions, especially schools.
  15. (secularism) (n.) the view that religious outlooks, though perfectly entitled to exist and have their say, are not entitled to a bigger slice of the public pie than any other self-constituted, self-appointed, self-selected and self-serving civil society organization. --AC Grayling
  16. That which is not sacred or ecclesiastical. It pertains to things not Christian or church related, such as unbelieving society.
  17. The third order secular was founded, as we have seen, by St. Francis about 1221 and embraces devout persons of both sexes living in the world and following a rule of life approved by Nicholas IV in 1289, and modified by Leo XIII, 30 May, 1883 (Constit. "Misericors"). ...
  18. 1) in relation to clergy, priests living in the world, not under a rule, who are bound by no vows and may possess property, working under the authority of a bishop: 2) more generally, refers to people who are not clergy, the laity
  19. Referring to long-term changes that take place slowly and imperceptibly. Commonly used to describe changes in elevation, tilt, and stress or strain rates that are related to long-term tectonic deformation. ...
  20. Long-term time frame (10-50 years or more).
  21. Long-term or permanent change, as opposed to a short-term, cyclical change.
  22. Long enduring, long term, usually used in contrast to short term. Technically, when used in non-religious terminology, secular implies a duration of several centuries. When used in reference to religion, secular means worldly, nonreligious, outside of the church.
  23. things not regarded as religious or spiritual.
  24. not from a religious perspective or source
  25. 1)     This term often refers to the things of this world as opposed to the things of God. Clergy living in the world and serving parishes have been known as ‘secular’ since the 12th century. In Biblical times there was less of a division between the sacred and the secular. ...