from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Religious skepticism or indifference.
- n. The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions
- n. The related political belief in the separation of church and state
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.
- n. The tenets or principles of the secularists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exclusive attention to the present life and its duties, and the relegation of all considerations regarding a future life to a secondary place; the system of the secularists; the ignoring or exclusion of religious duties, in struction, or considerations. See secularist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
From Latin saeculum era, age. (Wiktionary)