Secularism meaning

sĕk'yə-lə-rĭz'əm
Secularism is a belief system that rejects religion, or the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education.

The principles of separation of church and state and of keeping religion out of the public school system are an example of secularism.

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A system of doctrines and practices that disregards or rejects any form of religious faith and worship.
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The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.
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Religious skepticism or indifference.
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The belief that religion and ecclesiastical affairs should not enter into the functions of the state, specif., into public education.
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A position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions.
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The related political belief in the separation of church and state.
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Origin of secularism

  • From Latin saeculum era, age.
    From Wiktionary