Definition of secular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsekjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekjələr//
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  1. 1not connected with spiritual or religious matters secular music Ours is a secular society. We live in a largely secular society.
  2. 2(of priests) living among ordinary people rather than in a religious community
  3. Word OriginMiddle English from Old French seculer, from Latin saecularis, from saeculum ‘generation, age’, used in Christian Latin to mean ‘the world’ (as opposed to the Church).
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