secularist

secularism

[sek-yuh-luh-riz-uhm]
noun
1.
secular spirit or tendency, especially a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.
2.
the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.

Origin:
1850–55; secular + -ism

secularist, noun, adjective
secularistic, adjective
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secularism (ˈsɛkjʊləˌrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
2.  the attitude that religion should have no place in civil affairs
3.  the state of being secular
 
'secularist
 
n, —adj
 
secular'istic
 
adj

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