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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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The cancer of communal hatred, the threat to the secularity of the Constitution, the concerted attempt to paint India saffron are all there for anyone to see.
Headley argues that Western secularity is essentially characterized by "a proclivity to create and expand programs, practices, and institutions that are suited not just to [the West] itself but also to all others--in appropriately modified form, to humankind in general.
Gurpinar's study is valuable for the reader interested in the relations between nationalism, the modern state, and secularity outside of the western European context and not framed in terms that equate modernization with westernization.
One of the main achievements of this work is its reflection of an increased awareness of the slippery nature of what have been previously assumed to be self-evident, singular words: religion, secularity, modernity, leading to the realization that it is better to use such terms in the plural so as to reflect their diverse meanings and uses in different cultural settings.
Interactions between four select concepts--religion and magic, secularity and spirituality--are connected, defined, and then redefined in respect to relations of power within imperial and national institutions.
It is important because through colonialism and globalization, aspects of the North Atlantic experience of secularity have shaped political and religious lives, subjectivities, and forms of collective governance all over the world, including Latin America.
Al-Riyadh newspaper discussed reasons for success of democracy in three Muslim countries: Malaysia, Turkey and Indonesia and failure in Arab states, attributing the success to these countries' secularity and enacting of laws taking into account the social differences and giving everyone equal rights.
Scholars of modernity, religion, and secularity will find herein substantial historical grounding for more abstract or philosophical discussions.
The world must be conscious of the warfare that exists and must not be engulfed in the deception of a no-devil secularity.
To explore this paradox, International Intervention in a Secular Age engages with examples from around the world, and draws on interdisciplinary sources: anthropologies of secularity and IR, posthumanist political philosophy, ontology and the sociology of death.
Though nearly all of Turkey's people identify themselves as Muslim, its constitution calls for strict secularity in public life.
But I want to congratulate the people of UP who believe in secularity," said Yadav.