The adaptation of the terms “laicism”, “secularism” and “laïcite” in Arabic
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AbstractThis article intends to study the adaptation of the terms laicism, secularism and laïcité in Arabic and the rendering of these three western terms into a single Arabic term: almāniyyah. The paper intends also to trace the etymology of almāniyyah first through a scrutiny of its original concepts and significations in western languages, and then describe its incorporation into Arabic, its development and the development of its significations in this language.
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