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Word: secular

Definition: worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal

Sentences Containing 'secular'

"Tirumurai" in anthology supersedes Sangam literature, which is predominantly secular in nature.
(The National Secular Society was founded in 1866).
A LGBT Pakistani may face either secular or Islamic, or in some cases both punishments combined.
A refurbishment of the ground floor of Secular Hall was completed in 2014.
Among his enemies in the region were the Jesuits, the French and the secular clergy.
Another irregular festival of note is the Secular Games.
Artists such as Makoto Fujimura have had significant influence both in sacred and secular arts.
At the same time, he received his secular education from L. I. Braunhart.
Bishop Colombo was well regarded by non-Catholics, whether Muslim or secular.
Both religious and secular families live in Nofei Prat.
BSU functions as an independent secular students' organisation for the student right as an interest group.
Candlemas did become important enough to find its way into the secular calendar.
Captain William Cargill, a veteran of the war against Napoleon, was the secular leader.
CJDS follows a dual curriculum, integrating Hebrew and Judaic studies with secular subjects.
During the medieval era, secular music was as popular as church music, including wandering minnesingers.
He functioned as secular "gubernator" of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Veszprém between 1403 and 1405.
He was also editor of and contributor to church and secular papers.
He was always concerned that his message of sanctification of ordinary work be transmitted also to the secular clergy.
He was editor in chief of "Free Inquiry" magazine, a publication of the Council for Secular Humanism.
He was educated by the Jesuits, and became a secular priest about 1622.
Her thesis was "How to build and develop a Secular Humanistic Jewish community in Israel."
Historian Andrew Heinze has written that M√ľnsterberg was a secular Jew.
However, she had a reserved and unsociable nature, avoided secular themes and enjoyed success in the world.
In 1842, the university changed its status to become a secular, royal and literary institution.
In 2005 Trottier founded the University of Toronto Secular Alliance with Jennie Fiddes.
In 2011, Pitzer became the first college in the country to offer a degree in secular studies.
In ancient and medieval times, the history of one's ancestors guaranteed religious and secular prestige.
In India porches and verandahs are popular elements of secular as well as religious architecture.
In March 2006 Trottier opened the Secular Freethought Centre, the first community centre in Canada for secular humanists.
Inspired by her sisters' successes in the secular music field in the early 1960s, Carolyn followed Erma and Aretha into a secular recording career, first recording in 1963.
It is a student organization that is leftist, secular, liberal, progressive and nationalist in nature.
King uses voice merging in his peroration when he references the secular hymn America.
Kosovo's constitutional status as a secular state has no significant opposition, and urban areas feel predominantly secular.
Leicester Secular Society is the world's oldest Secular Society.
Native Americans had no indigenous traditions of classical music, nor a secular song tradition.
Of the martyrs belonging to the Franciscan family, there were also eleven Secular Franciscans, all Chinese: 44.
Religious skepticism, according to Paul Kurtz, is only one aspect of the secular humanistic outlook.
She was ordained by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism in 2003.
Some scholars, however, argue that these bodies may have been disposed of for secular reasons.
That year, she also released a cover of Williams' secular "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)" as a single.
The 'Principal Aims' of Leicester Secular Society as stated on current (2012) literature are: 1.
The aim of Zionism was to set up a secular state in the vicinity of the Biblical Land of Israel.
The church property dispute was based on religious doctrine and practice, and secular courts should not have intervened.
The High Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown.
The Island Jews became wealthier and more secular, assumed Christian names, and intermarried with Christians.
The party is more moderate in urbanized areas such as Tunis, where secular and socially liberal beliefs predominate.
The website had predicted it would be "the largest secular event in world history."
There are several important secular events as well.
This was a departure from prior tribal politics, where power was focused in the hands of secular authorities, "Maliks".
While the university claims to be secular and independent of Soka Gakkai, it is largely funded by the organization.

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