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tem·po·ral 1

 (tĕm′pər-əl, tĕm′prəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or limited by time: a temporal dimension; temporal and spatial boundaries.
2. Of or relating to the material world; worldly: the temporal possessions of the Church.
3. Lasting only for a time; not eternal; passing: our temporal existence.
4. Secular or lay; civil: lords temporal and spiritual.
5. Grammar Expressing time: a temporal adverb.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin temporālis, from tempus, tempor-, time.]

tem′po·ral·ly adv.

tem·po·ral 2

 (tĕm′pər-əl, tĕm′prəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.

[Late Latin temporālis, from Latin tempora, pl. of tempus, temple.]

temporal

(ˈtɛmpərəl; ˈtɛmprəl)
adj
1. of or relating to time
2. of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairs: the lords spiritual and temporal.
3. lasting for a relatively short time
4. (Grammar) grammar of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in general: a temporal adverb.
[C14: from Latin temporālis, from tempus time]
ˈtemporally adv
ˈtemporalness n

temporal

(ˈtɛmpərəl; ˈtɛmprəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy of, relating to, or near the temple or temples
[C16: from Late Latin temporālis belonging to the temples; see temple2]

tem•po•ral1

(ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to time.
2. pertaining to the present life; worldly: temporal joys.
3. temporary or transitory, as opposed to eternal.
4. of or pertaining to verb tenses or the expression of time: a temporal adverb.
5. secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical.
n.
6. a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
7. a temporal matter or affair.
Usu., temporals.
[1300–50; Middle English (adj. and n.) < Latin temporālis=tempor-, s. of tempus time + -ālis -al1]
tem′po•ral•ly, adv.
tem′po•ral•ness, n.

tem•po•ral2

(ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the temple or a temporal bone.
n.
2. any of several parts in the temporal region, esp. the temporal bone.
[1535–45; < Late Latin temporālis= Latin tempor-, s. of tempus temple2 + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temporal - the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
Adj.1.temporal - not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
2.temporal - of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
3.temporal - of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
4.temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
5.temporal - of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"

temporal

adjective
1. secular, worldly, lay, earthly, mundane, material, civil, fleshly, mortal, terrestrial, carnal, profane, sublunary Clergy should not be pre-occupied with temporal matters.
2. time-related, of time, relating to time Specific acts are related to a temporal and spatial context.
3. temporary, passing, transitory, fleeting, short-lived, fugitive, transient, momentary, evanescent, impermanent, fugacious The temporal gifts that Fortune grants in this world are finally worthless.

temporal

adjective
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
3. Not religious in subject matter, form, or use:
Translations
časovýspánkový
verdslig
maallinen
temporeltemporelle

temporal

[ˈtempərəl] ADJ (Ling) [conjunction, clause] → temporal

temporal

[ˈtɛmpərəl] adj
(= secular) [leader, power] → temporel(le)
(= relating to time) [perspective, context, dimension] → temporel(e)
(ANATOMY) [lobe] → temporal(e)

temporal

adj
zeitlich; (Gram) → Zeit-, temporal; temporal adverbZeitadverb nt
(Rel) → weltlich

temporal

[ˈtɛmprl] adjtemporale

tem·po·ral

a. temporal. rel. a la sien;
___ arteryarteria ___;
___ bonehueso ___;
___ lobelóbulo ___ rel. al tiempo.

temporal

adj temporal
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But, taking the inward and outward history of the first half-day into consideration, Hepzibah began to fear that the shop would prove her ruin in a moral and religious point of view, without contributing very essentially towards even her temporal welfare.
Were it not, thinkest thou, for thy little one's temporal and eternal welfare that she be taken out of thy charge, and clad soberly, and disciplined strictly, and instructed in the truths of heaven and earth?
for twenty years or more, nothing but loving words, and gentle moralities, and motherly loving kindness, had come from that chair;--head-aches and heart-aches innumerable had been cured there,--difficulties spiritual and temporal solved there,--all by one good, loving woman, God bless her!
But, not to mention that the prejudices of the age rendered such an union almost impossible, the author may, in passing, observe, that he thinks a character of a highly virtuous and lofty stamp, is degraded rather than exalted by an attempt to reward virtue with temporal prosperity.
After my care of his eternal welfare had met with such success, I could not forbear attempting something for his temporal, and by my endeavours matters were so accommodated that the relations were willing to grant his life on condition he paid a certain number of cows, or the value.
The contest embraced within its compass not only theological doctrines, but political principles, and Maurice and Barnevelt were the temporal leaders of the same rival factions, of which Episcopius and Polyander were the ecclesiastical champions.
It never occurred to him that by this action he was weakening himself, depriving himself of friends and of those who had thrown themselves into his lap, whilst he aggrandized the Church by adding much temporal power to the spiritual, thus giving it greater authority.
The execution will therefore only be delayed long enough for you to arrange your spiritual and temporal affairs.
But the apartment was saddened in its aspect by the absence of much of the homely wealth which had once adorned it; for the exaction of repeated fines, and his own neglect of temporal affairs, had greatly impoverished the owner.
The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it.
How little do some of these poor islanders comprehend when they look around them, that no inconsiderable part of their disasters originate in certain tea-party excitements, under the influence of which benevolent-looking gentlemen in white cravats solicit alms, and old ladies in spectacles, and young ladies in sober russet gowns, contribute sixpences towards the creation of a fund, the object of which is to ameliorate the spiritual condition of the Polynesians, but whose end has almost invariably been to accomplish their temporal destruction!
He well understood the character of his listeners, who were mostly a primitive people in their habits; and who, being a good deal addicted to subtleties and nice distinctions in their religious opinions, viewed the introduction of any such temporal assistance as form into their spiritual worship not only with jealousy, but frequently with disgust.