secular


secular
secular [sek′yə lər]
adj.
[ME seculer < OFr < LL(Ec) saecularis, worldly, profane, heathen < L, of an age < saeculum, an age, generation < IE * seitlo- < base * sei-, to scatter, SOW2]
1.
a) of or relating to worldly things as distinguished from things relating to church and religion; not sacred or religious; temporal; worldly [secular music, secular schools]
b) of or marked by secularism; secularistic
2. ordained for a diocese
3.
a) coming or happening only once in an age or century
b) lasting for an age or ages; continuing for a long time or from age to age
n.
1. a cleric ordained for a diocese
2. a person not a cleric; layman
secularly
adv.

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  • Secular — Sec u*lar, a. [OE. secular, seculer. L. saecularis, fr. saeculum a race, generation, age, the times, the world; perhaps akin to E. soul: cf. F. s[ e]culier.] 1. Coming or observed once in an age or a century. [1913 Webster] The secular year was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secular — SECULÁR, Ă, seculari, e, adj. 1. Care durează mai multe secole, care are o vechime de unul sau de mai multe secole; p. ext. extrem de vechi, străvechi. 2. (livr.) Laic. – Din fr. séculaire, lat. saecularis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.07.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • secular — adjetivo 1. Que no es religioso o eclesiástico: tribunal secular. Sinónimo: seglar. 2. [sacerdote católico] que no vive en ningún convento sujeto a una regla, o no es miembro de ninguna orden religiosa: sacerdote secular. clero* secular …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • secular — (Del lat. seculāris). 1. adj. seglar. 2. Que sucede o se repite cada siglo. 3. Que dura un siglo, o desde hace siglos. 4. Dicho de un sacerdote o del clero: Que vive en el siglo, a distinción del que vive en clausura. Apl. a pers., u. t. c. s.) ☛ …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Secular — Sec u*lar, n. 1. (Eccl.) A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir. Busby. [1913 Webster] 3. A layman, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secular — (adj.) late 13c., living in the world, not belonging to a religious order, also belonging to the state, from O.Fr. seculer, from L.L. saecularis worldly, secular, from L. saecularis of an age, occurring once in an age, from saeculum age, span of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • secular — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a século. 2. Que se repete de cem em cem anos. 3. Que dura há muitos séculos, que é muito antigo. 4. Civil; mundano. • s. m. 5. Leigo; aquele que não está sujeito a nenhuma ordem religiosa. 6. braço secular: a justiça civil …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • secular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not religious, sacred, or spiritual. 2) (of clergy) not subject to or bound by religious rule. 3) Astronomy denoting slow changes in the motion of the sun or planets. 4) Economics (of a fluctuation or trend) occurring or persisting …   English terms dictionary

  • Secular... — Secular..., (v. lat.), s. Säcular …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • secular — index civil (public), material (physical), mundane, profane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary