Definitions for Secularˈsɛk yə lər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sec•u•larˈsɛk yə lər(adj.)
of or pertaining to worldly things or to things not regarded as sacred; temporal.
not relating to or concerned with religion
Ref: (opposed to sacred) 3
concerned with nonreligious subjects:
not belonging to a religious order; not bound by monastic vows
Ref: (opposed to regular).
occurring or celebrated once in an age or century.
continuing throughout the ages.
one of the secular clergy.
Origin of secular:
1250–1300; ME seculer (< OF) < LL saeculāris worldly, temporal (opposed to eternal), L: of an age < L saecul(um) long period of time
layman, layperson, secular(adj)
someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
worldly, secular, temporal(adj)
characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
"worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
not concerned with or devoted to religion
"sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
"the secular clergy"
laic, lay, secular(adj)
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
"set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
secular(adjective)ˈsɛk yə lər
a secular state
Not specifically religious.
Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless.
Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.
secular clergy in Catholicism
Happening once in an age or century.
The secular games of ancient Rome were held to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next.
Continuing over a long period of time, long-term.
Of or pertaining to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion.
Unperturbed over time.
Origin: saecularis, from saeculum
coming or observed once in an age or a century
pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe
of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly
not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest
belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical
a secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules
a church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir
a layman, as distinguished from a clergyman
Translations for Secular
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not spiritual or religious
- secularPortuguese (BR)
- sekulær; verdsligDanish
- κοσμικός, μη θρησκευτικόςGreek
- secular, seglarSpanish
- svjetovni, sekularniCroatian
- secolare, laicoItalian
- laicīgs; pasaulīgsLatvian
- sekular; duniawiMalay
- verdslig, ikke-religiøsNorwegian
- دنيايې، غير مذهبي، مادې، دهري، دوحدت منكر، هغه سړى چې مذهبي قوانين نه مني، دنيايې ملاPashto
- världslig, profan, sekulariseradSwedish
- dinsel olmayan; lâikTurkish
- 世俗的Chinese (Trad.)
- мирський, світськийUkrainian
- دنیوی امور سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc trần tụcVietnamese
- 世俗的Chinese (Simp.)
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