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secularism

[ sek-yuh-luh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɛk yə ləˌrɪz əm /
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noun

secular spirit or tendency, especially a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.
the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.

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Origin of secularism

First recorded in 1850–55; secular + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM secularism

sec·u·lar·ist, noun, adjectivesec·u·lar·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for secularism

secularism
/ (ˈsɛkjʊləˌrɪzəm) /

noun

philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
the attitude that religion should have no place in civil affairs
the state of being secular

Derived forms of secularism

secularist, noun, adjectivesecularistic, adjective
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