1. A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
  2. A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
  3. A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.


  1. Not specifically religious.
  2. Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless.
  3. Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.
    secular clergy in Catholicism
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Centuries-old, ancient.
  7. Of or pertaining to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion.
  8. Unperturbed over time.

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