noun la·ity \ˈlā-ə-tē\

: the people of a religion who are not priests, ministers, etc.

Full Definition of LAITY

:  the people of a religious faith as distinguished from its clergy
:  the mass of the people as distinguished from those of a particular profession or those specially skilled

Examples of LAITY

  1. a member of the laity
  2. The laity has played an important role in the history of the church.

Origin of LAITY

First Known Use: 15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with LAITY


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