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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Religious skepticism or indifference.
  • noun The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.
  • noun The tenets or principles of the secularists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions
  • noun The related political belief in the separation of church and state

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

Etymologies

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From Latin saeculum era, age.

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