secular


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to secular: secular stagnation

secular

1. of an education, etc.
a. having no particular religious affinities
b. not including compulsory religious studies or services
2. (of clerics) not bound by religious vows to a monastic or other order
3. Astronomy occurring slowly over a long period of time
4. a member of the secular clergy

secular

(sek -yŭ-ler) Continuing or changing over a long period of time.

secular

[′sek·yə·lər]
(engineering)
Of or pertaining to a long indefinite period of time.
References in periodicals archive ?
The country needs secular rather than sectarian parties that hold the key to democratic process.
Such scholarship routinely poses Muslims as a threat to Europe's secular tradition and its attendant virtues (freedom, pluralism, tolerance).
To do this requires a degree of intellectual honesty about the limits of secular rationalism, a reaffirmation of the Socratic injunction that the beginning of wisdom is to know that we do not know what everyone seems to be taking for granted as true.
In this article, I would like to bring clarity to the topic of the value and use of secular psychotherapy for Christians.
Nothing better illustrates this point than the explosive growth of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA), the national umbrella organization for campus atheist and humanist groups.
Carrying capacity is a concept that is easily operationalized for agrarian societies, such as those featured as case studies in Secular Cycles.
If the AJC's ruling ends up benefitting the electoral chances of Maleki's SoL or the INA, then the sense that the Sunni Arabs and secular majority have again been short-changed after they boycotted the 2005 elections will solidify.
The results demonstrate that despite the divisive political discourse between Islamic and secular political groups, young people in Turkey manage to maintain a balanced hybrid identity.
Aa Unfortunately, even though youth do not find the secular-Islamic political division meaningful for their lives, there is not one single major political or youth-focused organisation that is devoted to bridging the gap between secular and Islamic political movements.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied in the streets of Ankara, the Turkish capital, to reaffirm their support for the country's secular system.