Temporal augment
Temporal Tem"po*ral, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed time: cf. F. temporel. Cf. {Contemporaneous}, {Extempore}, {Temper}, v. t., {Tempest}, {Temple} a part of the head, {Tense}, n., {Thing}.] 1. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal. [1913 Webster]

The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. --2 Cor. iv. 18. [1913 Webster]

Is this an hour for temporal affairs? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts. [1913 Webster]

{Lords temporal}. See under {Lord}, n.

{Temporal augment}. See the Note under {Augment}, n. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Transient; fleeting; transitory. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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