secular Definition

  • 1not connected with religious or spiritual matters
  • 2occurring once in an age or century

Using secular: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "secular" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The country has a secular government.

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    He has a secular approach to life.

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    The book is a secular history of the world.

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    The university has a secular curriculum.

secular Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with secular

  • the principle of separation of the state from religious institutions


    The country's constitution enshrines secularism as a fundamental principle.

  • a philosophy or life stance that embraces human reason, ethics, and justice, and rejects supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition


    Secular humanism emphasizes the importance of human values and dignity.

  • music that is not religious in nature


    The concert featured both sacred and secular music.

Origins of secular

from Latin 'saecularis', meaning 'worldly' or 'temporal'


Summary: secular in Brief

The term 'secular' [ˈsɛkjʊlə] refers to things that are not connected to religion or spirituality. It can also refer to events that occur once in an age or century. Examples include 'The country has a secular government.' and 'The book is a secular history of the world.' 'Secular' extends into phrases like 'secular humanism,' emphasizing human values, and 'secular music,' which is non-religious in nature.

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