Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: seculer, from Latin saecularis 'coming once in an age', from saeculum 'breed, generation'


1R not connected with or controlled by a church or other religious authority:
secular education
our modern secular society
2RRC a secular priest lives among ordinary people, rather than with other priests in a monastery
WORD FOCUS: religion WORD FOCUS: religion
faith one of the world's main religions, for example Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, or Christianity
a Christian religious group, for example the Catholic Church
a religious group that is part of a larger religious group but has slightly different beliefs, for example a Buddhist sect
an extreme religious group that is not part of an established religion
faith community
a group of people living in the same area, who have a particular religion
not relating to religion or any religious group

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