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Secular vs. Religious

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Secularadjective

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

Religiousadjective

Concerning religion.

‘It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.’;

Secularadjective

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

Religiousadjective

Committed to the practice of religion.

‘I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.’;

Secularadjective

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

‘secular clergy in Catholicism’;

Religiousadjective

Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

‘I'm a religious fan of college basketball.’;

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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.’;

Religiousnoun

A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.

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’;

Religiousadjective

Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.

‘Our law forbids at their religious ritesMy presence.’;

Secularadjective

(literary) Centuries-old, ancient.

Religiousadjective

Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.

‘Men whose livesReligious titled them the sons of God.’;

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Secularadjective

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

Religiousadjective

Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.

‘Thus, Indianlike,Religious in my error, I adoreThe sun, that looks upon his worshiper.’;

Secularadjective

(atomic physics) Unperturbed over time.

Religiousadjective

Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.

‘One of them is religious.’;

Secularnoun

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

Religiousnoun

A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.

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Secularnoun

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

Religiousnoun

a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

Secularnoun

A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

Religiousadjective

concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;

‘religious texts’; ‘a nenber if a religious order’; ‘lords temporal and spiritual’; ‘spiritual leaders’; ‘spiritual songs’;

Secularadjective

Coming or observed once in an age or a century.

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

Religiousadjective

having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity;

‘a religious man’; ‘religious attitude’;

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.

Religiousadjective

extremely scrupulous and conscientious;

‘religious in observing the rules of health’;

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.’;

Religiousadjective

relating to or believing in a religion

‘religious music’; ‘both men were deeply religious and moralistic’;

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.’;

Religiousadjective

(of a belief or practice) forming part of someone's faith in a divine being

‘she has strong religious convictions’;

Secularadjective

Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.

‘I speak of folk in secular estate.’;

Religiousadjective

belonging or relating to a monastic order or other group of people who are united by their practice of religion

‘religious houses were built on ancient pagan sites’;

Secularnoun

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

Religiousadjective

treated or regarded with a devotion and scrupulousness appropriate to worship

‘I have a religious aversion to reading manuals’;

Secularnoun

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

Religiousnoun

a person bound by monastic vows.

Secularnoun

A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

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’;

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