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Adjective: secular  sek-yu-lu(r)
  1. Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    "set his collar in secular rather than clerical position";
    - laic, lay
  2. Of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
  3. Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    "secular goods and advancement";
    - worldly, temporal
  4. Not concerned with or devoted to religion
    "secular drama";
    - profane
  5. Of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
    "the secular clergy"
  6. Having only slow changes, or changing only over a long or indefinite period of time; happening only once in a long time, esp. once a century
Noun: secular  sek-yu-lu(r)
  1. Someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    - layman, layperson, laywoman

Derived forms: seculars

See also: earthly, economic, impious, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, profanatory, sophisticated, terrestrial, worldly-minded

Type of: common man, common person, commoner

Antonym: religious, unworldly

Part of: laity, temporalty

Encyclopedia: Secular