laicism

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la•i•cism

(ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm)

n.
the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society.
[1930–35]

laicism

1. the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society.
2. lay participation in church matters. Cf. clericalism. — laity, n.
See also: Catholicism
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