Laity

Definition of Laity

La´i`ty   Pronunciation: lā´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
A rising up of the laity against the sacerdotal caste.
- Macaulay.
2.The state of a layman.
3.Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.

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clergy, hoi polloi, layman, layperson, mass, masses, multitude, people, temporalty
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