Definition: Secularism

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From secular +‎ -ism, from Middle English seculer, from Old French seculer, from Latin saeculāris (of the age), from saeculum.


secularism (countable and uncountable, plural secularisms)

  1. Neutrality towards all religions.
  2. The political belief in the separation of church and state, i.e. the position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions.

Related terms

  • secularist
  • secularity
  • secularization
  • secularize


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