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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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secularismsec‧u‧lar‧is‧m /ˈsekjələrɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  1 SSRELIGIONa system of social organization that does not allow religion to influence the government, or the belief that religion should not influence a government2 the quality of behaving in a way that shows religion does not influence you the secularism of popular culturesecularist noun [countable]
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secularismThe unavoidable fact of the matter is that both religion and secularism are stances.In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, enlightened despotism, secularism, nationalism and liberalism had all fanned the flames.On a wider front secularism has affected our lives in a variety of ways.There is also the continuing challenge of secularism.It is interesting to note that there appears to be great resistance to acknowledging the full impact of secularism on schools.Turkey's secularismthe secularism of American popular culture
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