secular games

plural noun

Definition of secular games

: games honoring the gods of ancient Rome, lasting for three days and nights, and celebrated at long irregular intervals with sacrifices, theatrical shows, feasting, and singing of hymns composed for or appropriate to the occasion

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History and Etymology for secular games

translation of Latin ludi saeculares

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“Secular games.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secular%20games. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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