Definition of secularism in English:

secularism

noun

mass noun
  • The principle of separation of the state from religious institutions.

    ‘he believes that secularism means no discrimination against anybody in the name of religion’
    • ‘His excessive embrace of secularism leaves him altogether beyond the pale of acceptance.’
    • ‘To many of us, this would seem water under the bridge, something to strengthen the arguments in favour of secularism.’
    • ‘Secularism is the fig leaf that covers the nakedness of their obstructive politics.’
    • ‘He rebuked his scientific colleagues for the modern superstition of secularism.’
    • ‘They fear that a rise of fundamentalism will threaten the country's commitment to secularism.’
    • ‘His parents tolerate the sudden plunge into secularism with helpless concern.’
    • ‘Of particular relevance to a polity where secularism has become the defining line is a letter written by the chief of staff in 1947.’
    • ‘The growth of scepticism about witchcraft was part and parcel of modern secularism.’
    • ‘The trend towards secularism begun 100 years earlier appeared to be reversed.’
    • ‘Secularism did best where religious life was also lively.’

Pronunciation

secularism

/ˈsɛkjələrɪz(ə)m/