English adjective: secular
|1.||secular of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations|
|2.||secular characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world|
|Samples||Worldly goods and advancement.|
Temporal possessions of the church.
|Similar||economic, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, terrestrial, worldly-minded|
|See also||earthly, profane, secular, sophisticated|
|3.||secular not concerned with or devoted to religion|
|Samples||Sacred and profane music.|
Children being brought up in an entirely profane environment.
|Similar||laic, lay, profanatory, secular|
|See also||earthly, impious, secular, temporal, worldly|
|4.||secular of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows|
|Samples||The secular clergy.|
|5.||secular characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy|
|Samples||Set his collar in laic rather than clerical position.|
The lay ministry.
English noun: secular
|1.||secular (person) someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person|
|Broader (hypernym)||common man, common person, commoner|
|Narrower (hyponym)||lay reader|
|Member meronym||laity, temporalty|
|Antonyms||clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend|