1. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
  2. Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.


  1. Of or relating to time.
  2. Of limited time; not perpetual.
  3. Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to .
  4. Lasting a short time only.
  5. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.
    temporal power; temporal courts

Adjective (etymology 2)

  1. of the temples of the head

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