Associations to the word «Secular»


SECULAR, adjective. Not specifically religious.
SECULAR, adjective. Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless.
SECULAR, adjective. (Christianity) Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.
SECULAR, adjective. Happening once in an age or century.
SECULAR, adjective. Continuing over a long period of time, long-term.
SECULAR, adjective. (literary) Centuries-old, ancient.
SECULAR, adjective. (astrophysics) (geology) Relating to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion or magnetic field.
SECULAR, adjective. (atomic physics) Unperturbed over time.
SECULAR, noun. A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
SECULAR, noun. A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
SECULAR, noun. A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.
SECULAR JEW, noun. Person of Jewish heritage, but not observant of orthodox Judaism.
SECULAR JEWS, noun. Plural of secular Jew
SECULAR PROGRESSIVISM, noun. (neologism) An alleged movement in the United States with the ostensible goal of removing religion from the public sphere.

Dictionary definition

SECULAR, noun. Someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.
SECULAR, adjective. Of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations.
SECULAR, adjective. Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church".
SECULAR, adjective. Not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment".
SECULAR, adjective. Of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows; "the secular clergy".
SECULAR, adjective. Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry".

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