[ UK /sˈɛkjʊlɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛkjəɫɝ/ ]
  1. characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
    the lay ministry
  2. not concerned with or devoted to religion
    sacred and profane music
    secular drama
    secular architecture
    children being brought up in an entirely profane environment
  3. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    worldly goods and advancement
    temporal possessions of the church
  4. of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
    the secular clergy
  5. of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
  1. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
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How To Use secular In A Sentence

  • Although Jameson is clear-eyed about the corrosive effects of modernity, his methodology nevertheless seemed to require his allegiance to secularization and to convergence theories of modernization; moreover, the acuity and insight of the readings produced by this methodology served to justify that faith a posteriori. Introduction
  • The normal equation of linear regression is used to calculate the effects of high frequency components on the determination of secular trend of relative sea level(RSL).
  • Much African art still seems religiously alive and therefore not entirely at home in a secular environment.
  • And it is no longer the province of secularists and the left, but is increasingly fanned by religionists and the right.
  • The problem of religion secularization rose to an agenda as the growing of human self - awareness.
  • Such classifications are required and are secular more than religious.
  • Organized religion is a hijacker of reason, rationality, intelligence and logic and is hostile to spiritual freedom, secular and atheistic thoughts. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • His closest friends had no time for biblical Christianity, his church attendance lapsed, and his work became increasingly secular, including writing for the theatre.
  • The Pythagorean doctrine that one soul can not only transmigrate from man to man, from man to beast, but also indifferently to plants, serves as the basis for the soul's secular progress.
  • Secular, it opposed deification of any kind, including of a leader like Mao Zedong.
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