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Secular meaning

secular - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Coming or observed once in an age or a century.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.
  5. 5. A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
  6. 6. A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
  7. 7. A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.
  8. 8. Pertaining to, or lasting, an age, or century; worldly, not spiritual; not bound by monastic rules.
  9. 9. Secularity.

secular - examples of usage

  1. She was neither orthodox nor secular.
  2. Let us once get the six points, and the Established Church will go, and we shall have secular education, and in a generation there will not be one superstition left.
  3. Also said a certain one of his fellow, " That man is almost wiser than all of us put together, both in secular and ecclesiastical matters; a wonderful counsellor, strict in rule, learned and eloquent, and of proper stature; such a prelate would do honour to our church."
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