secular arm

noun

Definition of secular arm

: the secular or civil power as distinguished from that of the church

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History and Etymology for secular arm

Middle English seculer arm, translation of Medieval Latin bracchium saeculare

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“Secular arm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secular%20arm. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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