I. noun see secularism II. adjective see secularism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Secularist — Sec u*lar*ist, n. One who theoretically rejects every form of religious faith, and every kind of religious worship, and accepts only the facts and influences which are derived from the present life; also, one who believes that education and other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secularist — (n.) 1851, adherent of secularism; see SECULARISM (Cf. secularism) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • secularist — secular ► ADJECTIVE 1) not religious, sacred, or spiritual. 2) (of clergy) not subject to or bound by religious rule. 3) Astronomy denoting slow changes in the motion of the sun or planets. 4) Economics (of a fluctuation or trend) occurring or… …   English terms dictionary

  • secularist — See secularism. * * * …   Universalium

  • secularist — noun A person who believes in or supports secularism …   Wiktionary

  • SECULARIST —    name given to one who, discarding as irrelevant all theories and observances bearing upon the other world and its interests, holds that we ought to confine our attention solely to the immediate problems and duties of this, independently of all …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • secularist — n. one who believes in the separation of religious and civil affairs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • secularist — sec·u·lar·ist …   English syllables

  • secularist — See: secularism …   English dictionary

  • secularist — noun an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑secularism • Hypernyms: ↑advocate, ↑advocator, ↑proponent, ↑exponent …   Useful english dictionary

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