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

[Late Latin lāicus; see lay2.]

la′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or involving the laity; secular
a rare word for layman
[C15: from Late Latin lāicus lay3]
ˈlaically adv
ˈlaicism n
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(ˈleɪ ɪk)

1. Also, la′i•cal. lay; secular.
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.
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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"
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