secularism

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noun sec·u·lar·ism \ˈse-kyə-lə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of secularism

  1. :  indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations

secularist

play \-rist\ noun

secularist

or less commonly

secularistic

play \ˌse-kyə-lə-ˈris-tik\ adjective

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First Known Use of secularism

1851


SECULARISM Defined for English Language Learners

secularism

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Definition of secularism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that religion should not play a role in government, education, or other public parts of society



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