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

     

    secular

     adjective
    adjective
    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 Origin Middle 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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