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What does "Temporal" mean?

Definition

(a.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery (n.) Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural (n.) Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts (n.) Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal


Synonyms profane, temporary, worldly, earthly, impermanent


Example: "Temporal matters of but fleeting moment- F.D.Roosevelt" Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual" Example: "Temporal possessions of the church" Example: "Temporal bone" Example: "Temporal processing" Example: "Temporal joys"


Word Family temporality, temporally