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Multiple Meanings
secular

Most countries of the Middle East and North Africa maintain a dual system of secular courts and religious courts, in which the religious courts mainly regulate marriage and inheritance.
Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia
not religious

Much more rarely, secular means not a member of the clergy or not belonging to a specific religious order.

Also rarely, secular can reference long time spans in various senses such as:
  • a one-time rather than a cyclical event — such as a secular decrease in real estate prices or a secular rather than a periodic planetary perturbation
  • a once-in-an-age or once per century event — such as The Secular Games of Rome


In physics, secular equilibrium refers to a state where a radioactive isotope decays at the same rate at which it is produced.
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