\\ˌsekyəˈlarəd.ē, -rətē, -i also -ˈler-\ noun (-es)
Etymology: Medieval Latin saecularitat-, saecularitas, from Late Latin saecularis secular, worldly, pagan + Latin -tat-, -tas -ty — more at secular
1. : something secular

shunning all secularities on the Sabbath

2. : the quality or state of being secular

prompts them to stress a denominational catholicity if not a candid secularity — W.L.Sperry

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  • secularity — noun see secular I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • secularity — n. Worldliness, secularism, secularness, worldly mindedness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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