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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
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secular(sek -yŭ-ler) Continuing or changing over a long period of time.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
Of or pertaining to a long indefinite period of time.
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