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adjective as in not spiritual or religious

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It sits atop secular trends towards e-commerce over traditional retail, mobile commerce over static, and what I would call a cultural rethinking of used goods in recent years.

At this time of year, holiday-themed bars are secular temples.

The country has been proud of its technology sector, which has been a bright spot in an economy that has been battered by long-term secular decline in industries ranging from mining and steel to oil and gas to retail.

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Officials stress that they also have strong ties with the secular Palestinian party Fatah, which runs the West Bank.

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The Islamist militant group emerged in 1987 as a rival to the secular, left-leaning Palestine Liberation Organization, drawing inspiration from the Muslim Brotherhood of neighboring Egypt.

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For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.

He advocates a secular regime with a total separation of religion form the government.

So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.

From the religious (‘The Holly and the Ivy’) to the secular (‘The Chipmunk Song’), my top 20.

A secular police state well practiced in suppressing internal challenges.

Besides these, twenty thousand Indians are under the care of secular priests—making a total of two hundred and five thousand.

Condition of the archbishopric of Manila in regard to the affairs of ecclesiastical and secular government.

In the port of Cavite, three leguas from Manila, there is a parochial church in charge of a beneficed secular priest.

Whenever the contrary is heard from anyone, he is corrected, admonished, and punished—by myself if he is a secular.

In it they established two religious for each subject, and they have twenty secular collegiates.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to secular, such as: civil, materialistic, worldly, lay, material, and profane.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.