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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.
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They reconstruct their story from lecture notes, course descriptions, and published writings, arguing that the proliferation of scientific research delivered two powerful secularizing blows.
There's a lot of churches that condemn Easter eggs and bunnies because they believe that they're secularizing Easter.
The general secularizing trend gradually dissolved many of the barriers to cooperation and friendship across religious lines.
She also contrasts the Jews she finds in Johnstown with their big-city contemporaries, especially secularizing and modernizing New York Jews whose experience during the period of mass migration has often been seen as coterminus with that of American Jews.
It is impossible to understand modern Turkey without some appreciation of the Father of the Turks' westernizing, secularizing mission.