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Sacred vs. Secular

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Sacredadjective

Characterized by solemn religious ceremony or religious use, especially, in a positive sense; consecrated; made holy.

‘a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service’;

Secularadjective

Not specifically religious; lay or civil, as opposed to clerical.

Sacredadjective

Religious; relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular

Secularadjective

Temporal; worldly, or otherwise not based on something timeless.

Sacredadjective

Spiritual; concerned with metaphysics.

Secularadjective

(Christianity) Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.

‘secular clergy in Catholicism’;

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Sacredadjective

Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.

Secularadjective

Happening once in an age or century.

‘The secular games of ancient Rome were held to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next.’;

Sacredadjective

Not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.

Secularadjective

Continuing over a long period of time, long-term.

‘The long-term growth in population and income accounts for most secular trends in economic phenomena.’; ‘on a secular basis’;

Sacredadjective

(followed by the preposition "to") Consecrated; dedicated; devoted

Secularadjective

(literary) Centuries-old, ancient.

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Sacredadjective

(archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

Secularadjective

Relating to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion or magnetic field.

Sacredverb

simple past tense and past participle of sacre

Secularadjective

(atomic physics) Unperturbed over time.

Sacredadjective

Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.

Secularnoun

A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.

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Sacredadjective

Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.

‘Smit with the love of sacred song.’;

Secularnoun

A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.

Sacredadjective

Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.

‘Such neighbor nearness to our sacred [royal] bloodShould nothing privilege him.’; ‘Poet and saint to thee alone were given,The two most sacred names of earth and heaven.’;

Secularnoun

A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

Sacredadjective

Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.

‘Secrets of marriage still are sacred held.’;

Secularadjective

Coming or observed once in an age or a century.

‘The secular year was kept but once a century.’;

Sacredadjective

Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; - with to.

‘A temple, sacred to the queen of love.’;

Secularadjective

Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.

Sacredadjective

Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

‘But, to destruction sacred and devote.’;

Secularadjective

Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.

‘New foes arise,Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains.’;

Sacredadjective

concerned with religion or religious purposes;

‘sacred texts’; ‘sacred rites’; ‘sacred music’;

Secularadjective

Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.

‘He tried to enforce a stricter discipline and greater regard for morals, both in the religious orders and the secular clergy.’;

Sacredadjective

worthy of respect or dedication;

‘saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling’;

Secularadjective

Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.

‘I speak of folk in secular estate.’;

Sacredadjective

made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use;

‘a consecrated chursh’; ‘the sacred mosque’; ‘sacred elephants’; ‘sacred bread and wine’; ‘sanctified wine’;

Secularnoun

A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.

Sacredadjective

worthy of religious veneration;

‘the sacred name of Jesus’; ‘Jerusalem's hallowed soil’;

Secularnoun

A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.

Sacredadjective

(often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person;

‘a fund sacred to charity’; ‘a morning hour sacred to study’; ‘a private office sacred to the President’;

Secularnoun

A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

Sacredadjective

connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration

‘sacred rites’; ‘the site at Eleusis is sacred to Demeter’;

Secularadjective

concerning those not members of the clergy;

‘set his collar in laic rather than clerical position’; ‘the lay ministry’; ‘the choir sings both sacred and secular music’;

Sacredadjective

religious rather than secular

‘sacred music’;

Sacredadjective

(of writing or text) embodying the laws or doctrines of a religion

‘a sacred Hindu text’;

Sacredadjective

regarded with great respect and reverence by a particular religion, group, or individual

‘cows are sacred and the eating of beef is taboo’;

Sacredadjective

regarded as too valuable to be interfered with; sacrosanct

‘a profit-oriented public to whom nothing is sacred’;

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