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la·ic

 (lā′ĭk) also la·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the laity; secular.
n.
A layperson.

[Late Latin lāicus; see lay2.]

la′i·cal·ly adv.

laic

(ˈleɪɪk)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or involving the laity; secular
n
a rare word for layman
[C15: from Late Latin lāicus lay3]
ˈlaically adv
ˈlaicism n

la•ic

(ˈleɪ ɪk)

adj.
1. Also, la′i•cal. lay; secular.
n.
2. one of the laity.
[1555–65; < Late Latin lāicus < Greek lāikós of the people =lā(ós) people + -ikos -ic]
la′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laic - characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
References in periodicals archive ?
Aussi COMMISSION EPISCOPALE POUR LES RELATIONS DES ASSOCIATIONS DE PRETRES, RELIGIEUX, RELIGIEUSES ET LAICS, Les ressources humaines de l'Eglise catholique au Canada en 1993, Ottawa, Conference des eveques catholiques du Canada, 1995.