- not specifically religious
- not bound by the vows of a monastic order
Etymology: Latin saecularis, of the age, from saeculum
- clergy in Catholicism
- temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless
- happening from age to age, as the secular games of ancient Rome
- (rfd-sense) short-term (term used in finance)
- The long-term growth in population and income accounts for most trends in economic phenomena.
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