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.

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  • 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


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From Latin saeculum era, age.



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