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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.


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