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Definition of Temporal


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

temporal in German is zeitlich
temporal in Latin is terrenus-a-um