Definition of secular :
1. A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
2. A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.
3. A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
4. Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.
5. Coming or observed once in an age or a century.
6. Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.
7. Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.
8. Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.
lay, materialistic, place, culture, terrene, sacrilegious, blase, earthbound, unconsecrated, blasphemous, earthen, layman, unsanctified, blue, telluric, terrestrial, sacred, layperson, tellurian, body, laic
earthy (part of speech: adjective)
irreligious (part of speech: adjective)
heathen, non-believing, non-religious, creedless, irreverent, worldly, profane, disbelieving, atheistic, non-practicing, ungodly, faithless, impious, agnostic, godless, unbelieving, pagan, undevout, nihilistic, irreligious
- Its size and the fact that Roman material has been much re- used in its building have given rise to the tradition that it is a secular basilica applied to the purposes of a Christian church. - "The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church", A. Hamilton Thompson.
- But the secular education is limited. - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.
- How can you explain the fact, too patent to be concealed, that here in good Mrs. Yocomb's house, and on a Sunday afternoon, you are reading a secular newspaper? - "A Day Of Fate", E. P. Roe.