Meaning of SECULAR in English


adj belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.

2. secular ·noun a layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

3. secular ·adj coming or observed once in an age or a century.

4. secular ·noun a secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.

5. secular ·noun a church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.

6. secular ·adj 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.

7. secular ·adj 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.

8. secular ·adj 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.

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