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secularism

sec·u·lar·ism

secularism

pronunciation:
sek y l rih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: secular opinion or belief, esp. a system following a political or social philosophy that rejects religious faith.
definition 2: the belief that religion should be removed and separate from all state or civil affairs or functions, esp. in public education.
derivations: secularistic (adj.), secularist (n.)