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"
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
Origin: [OE. secular, seculer. L. saecularis, fr. saeculum a race, generation, age, the times, the world; perhaps akin to E. soul: cf. F. sculier.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sek′ū-lar, adj. pertaining to an age or generation: coming or observed only once in a century: permanent: lay or civil, as opposed to clerical: (geol.) gradually becoming appreciable in the course of ages: pertaining to the present world, or to things not spiritual: not bound by monastic rules.—n. a layman: an ecclesiastic, as a parish priest, not bound by monastic rules.—n. Secularisa′tion, the state of being secularised.—v.t. Sec′ularise, to make secular: to convert from spiritual to common use.—ns. Sec′ularism; Sec′ularist, one who, discarding religious belief and worship, applies himself exclusively to the things of this life: one who holds that education should be apart from religion; Secular′ity, state of being secular or worldly: worldliness.—adv. Sec′ularly.—n. Sec′ularness. [L. secularis—seculum, an age, a generation.]
The numerical value of Secular in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Secular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think we are in a secular bull market that has another eight to 10 years ahead of it.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
I think Nasdaq will test and probably achieve higher highs than we did in 2000 because I think we're in a secular bull market that has another eight to 10 years left to run.
We will not be silent, we will rebel if any one touches our interests and our work, whatever the political color of the rulers, whether Islamist or secular, old system or a new system.
As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
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Translations for Secular
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- علماني, دنياويArabic
- weltlich, säkularGerman
- laico, seglar, secular, mundanoSpanish
- sekulaarinen, pitkäaikainen, maallikko, ajallinen, maallinen, pysyväFinnish
- séculier, séculaire, laïque, mondainFrench
- saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
- पन्थनिरपेक्ष, लौकिकHindi
- 非宗教的, 世俗Japanese
- seculier, wereldlijkDutch
- секулярный, мирской, светскийRussian
- långsamt skeende, sekulärSwedish
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