secular

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 Secular... — Secular..., (v. lat.), s. Säcular …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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

    Law dictionary

  • 12 secular — temporal, lay, *profane Analogous words: worldly, mundane, *earthly, earthy, terrestrial Antonyms: religious (as schools, journals, authorities): sacred (as music, drama): regular (as priests) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 secular — [adj] not spiritual or religious civil, earthly, laic, laical, lay, material, materialistic, nonclerical, nonreligious, of this world*, profane, temporal, unsacred, worldly; concepts 529,549 Ant. godly, holy, religious, spiritual …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 secular — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French seculer, from Late Latin saecularis, from saeculum the present world, from Latin, generation, age, century, world; akin to Welsh hoedl lifetime Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 secular — (Del lat. saeculum, siglo.) ► adjetivo 1 Que se hace o sucede cada siglo. 2 Que dura un siglo o desde hace siglos: ■ debemos respetar las costumbres seculares. ► adjetivo/ sustantivo 3 RELIGIÓN Se aplica al religioso que vive en el siglo, en… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 16 secular — secularly, adv. /sek yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests. 2. not pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to sacred):… …

    Universalium

  • 17 Secular — An adjective used to describe a long term time frame, usually at least 10 years. It is important for investors to identify secular trends in markets, not just short term trends, if they want to succeed. Examples of secular trends include an aging …

    Investment dictionary

  • 18 secular — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, purely, strictly ▪ It began as a religious organization, but these days it is purely secular …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 secular — sec|u|lar [ˈsekjulə US ər] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: seculer, from Latin saecularis coming once in an age , from saeculum breed, generation ] 1.) not connected with or controlled by a church or other religious authority ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 secular — [[t]se̱kjʊlə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use secular to describe things that have no connection with religion. He spoke about preserving the country as a secular state. ...secular and religious education. Ant: religious …

    English dictionary


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