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secular


I - noun
someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
Syn:
layman, layperson
Ant:
clergyman (for: layman)
Hypernyms:
commoner, common man, common person
Hyponyms:
lay reader
Member Holonyms:
laity, temporalty

II - adjective
1. of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
Pertains to noun:
secularism
2. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
- worldly goods and advancement
- temporal possessions of the church
Syn:
worldly, temporal
Ant:
unworldly (for: worldly)
Similar to:
economic, material, materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded,
mundane, terrestrial
See Also:
earthly, profane, sophisticated
Derivationally related forms:
worldliness (for: worldly), world (for: worldly)
3. not concerned with or devoted to religion
- sacred and profane music
- secular drama
- secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment
Syn:
profane
Ant:
sacred (for: profane)
Similar to:
laic, lay, profanatory
See Also:
earthly, impious, worldly, temporal
Derivationally related forms:
profaneness (for: profane)
4. of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
- the secular clergy
Ant:
religious
5. characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
- set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
- the lay ministry
Syn:
laic, lay
Similar to:
profane
Derivationally related forms:
laity (for: lay)

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