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  • n. Plural form of secular.

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Examples

  • And we know that in the Gore, you know, the Gore loss, he picked up a lot of the so-called seculars, whereas George W. Bush picked up people who go to church more, once a week or more, often vote heavily for Bush, whereas people who do not voted the other way.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2004

  • Now this does not apply to religious any more than to seculars, which is evident for two reasons.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • In many also, whilst the canonesses were merely seculars, that is, not under vows of religious, and therefore free to leave and marry, the abbesses retained the character and state of religious superiors, and as such were solemnly professed as Benedictine nuns.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • In fact as the monks were said to leave the world (St. Augustine, Serm. 40 de div.), sometimes those persons who were neither clerics nor monks were called seculars, as at times were clerics not bound by the rule.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • When have you seen these so called seculars raising their voice against religions other than HINDUISM.

    rediff.com

  • The so called seculars are selling the future of muslim women for their votebanks among the muslim men.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • But millions of Americans, and not simply atheists and "seculars," are excluded by this definition.

    Philocrites: December 2007 Archives

  • They're "seculars," who Steinfels notes are "not the sort to be captivated by Pat Robertson or the Rev.

    Philocrites: August 2003 Archives

  • It will be noticed that all these songs are "seculars"; and that while the words of most of them are of very little account, the music is as peculiar, as interesting, and, in the case of two or three of them, as difficult to write down, or to sing correctly, as any that have preceded them.]

    Slave Songs of the United States.

  • In other words, the greater tolerance of dissent among seculars is not merely a side effect of political ideology.

    American Grace

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