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sec·u·lar·ism

 (sĕk′yə-lə-rĭz′əm)
n.
1. Religious skepticism or indifference.
2. The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.

sec′u·lar·ist n.
sec′u·lar·is′tic adj.
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secularism

(ˈsɛkjʊləˌrɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
2. the attitude that religion should have no place in civil affairs
3. the state of being secular
ˈsecularist n, adj
ˌsecularˈistic adj
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sec•u•lar•ism

(ˈsɛk yə ləˌrɪz əm)

n.
1. secular spirit or tendency, esp. a system of political or social philosophy that rejects religious faith and worship.
2. the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the influence of religious beliefs.
[1850–55]
sec′u•lar•ist, n., adj.
sec`u•lar•is′tic, adj.
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secularism

1. a view that religion and religious considerations should be ignored or excluded from social and political matters.
2. an ethical system asserting that moral judgments should be made without reference to religious doctrine, as reward or punishment in an afterlife. — secularist, n., adj.secularistic, adj.
See also: Religion
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secularism - a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Translations
علمانية
sécularismelaïcité

secularism

[ˈsekjʊlərɪzəm] Nlaicismo m
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secularism

[ˈsɛkjʊlərɪzəm] nlaïcité f
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secularism

nSäkularismus m; (of attitude)Weltlichkeit f
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secularism

[ˈsɛkjʊləˌrɪzəm] nsecolarismo
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