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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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While most Turks are Muslims, the country is legally a secular state.
Only one month earlier, the Secular Coalition for America hosted the first-ever Secular Caucus at the Texas Democratic Convention.
India deeply a religious country constitutionally is a secular state that admits no 'state religion'.
In a secular state, it is perfectly possible if all (majority or minority, it doesn't matter) religious prayers are allowed in public institutions.
The formation and participation of secular parties in politics is a challenge to democratic thinking, which most of the Middle East countries are lacking and as a result, these countries have fallen into the sectarian war of attrition, tribalism and anarchy.
Secular people, he argues, value autonomy over groupthink.
It was not as if the Constitution was not secular or socialist before the words were added.
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Said opened with "Secular Criticism" and ended with a call to return critical discourse to the secular endeavor he imagined.
The author points out that this would require the adoption of a secular 'toolkit' primarily composed of tolerance, neutrality in religious matters, religious freedom, good governance, and the rule of law.
It is indeed unfortunate that today, a vote for or against a certain political party is seen as the only denominator to judge an average Indian's secular moorings.
com)-- The Secular Party of America is proud to announce their becoming a major sponsor of Apostacon, the 5th annual Midwest Freethought Conference.