Translation of secular in Spanish:

secular

Pronunciation: /ˈsekjələr; ˈsekjʊlə(r)/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (not religious) [education] laico, secular; [society/art] laicista, secular
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    • But it did guarantee that in time American politics would largely become a secular matter.
    • So why in this secular age is a spiritual movement that seeks to eradicate the ‘self’ gaining ground?
    • Since that time, Bangladesh has been both less socialistic and less secular.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] [clergy/priest] seglar
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    • The rate of recruitment is probably better than that of the secular clergy, but this may be because a large percentage of the monks do not go on to priesthood.
    • Individuals were chosen from different orders and secular clergy, but primarily they came from the Dominican Order.
    • Overall the role of regulars was diminished and that of secular clergy and even laymen enhanced.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.