Complete Definition of "secular"

English

Etymology
Latin saecularis, of the age, from saeculum

Adjective
en-adj

  1. not specifically religious
  2. not bound by the vows of a monastic order

#:secular clergy in Catholicism

  1. temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless
  2. happening from age to age, as the secular games of ancient Rome
  3. rfd-sense short-term (term used in finance)
  4. long-term.

#: The long-term growth in population and income accounts for most secular trends in economic phenomena.

Synonyms
worldly (1)

Antonyms
religious (1)
sacred (1) (used especially of music)
monastic (2)
regular (2) (as regular clergy in Catholicism)
eternal (3)
everlasting (3)
frequent (4)
unpredictable (4)
non-recurring (4)
short-term (5) (finance)
cyclical (5) (finance)

Translations
rfc-trans

Dutch: seculier
Finnish: maallinen (1,3)
French: profane
German: säkular
Italian: secolare
Malayalam: മതàµà´¤à´°à´ (mathEtharam) (2)
Spanish: seglar (1,2), secular (1,2,3)
Swedish: sekulär

References
Webster's English Dictionary

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