See also:main branches of meaning (1) lasting or occurring for a long indefinite
See also:period of
See also:time, and (2) non-spiritual, having no concern with religious or spiritual matters . The first sense, which is directly taken from the classical Latin, is chiefly found in scientific applications, of processes or phenomena which are continued through the ages and are not regularly recurrent or periodical, e.g. the secular cooling of the
See also:earth, secular
See also:change of the mean
See also:annual change of the temperature . The word is thus used widely of that which is lasting or permanent . In
See also:medieval and
See also:Late Latin, saecularis was particularly used of that which belongs to this
See also:world, hence non-spiritual,
See also:lay . It is thus used, first to distinguish the "
See also:regular " or monastic
See also:clergy from those who were not bound by the
See also:rule (
See also:regula) of a religious
See also:order, the
See also:parish priests, the " seculars," who were living in the world, and secondly in the wide sense of anything which is distinct, opposed to or not connected with religion or ecclesiastical things, temporal as opposed to spiritual or ecclesiastical . Thus
See also:property transferred or alienated from spiritual to temporal hands is said to be " secularized "; "
See also:secularism " (q.v.) is the
See also:term applied in general to the separation of state politics or administration from religious or
See also:church matters; " secular
See also:education " is a
See also:system of training in which definite religious teaching is excluded .
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SECULAR GAMES (Lodi Saeculares, originally Terentin...
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