Simple Definition of laity
: the people of a religion who are not priests, ministers, etc.
Full Definition of laity
1 : the people of a religious faith as distinguished from its clergy
2 : the mass of the people as distinguished from those of a particular profession or those specially skilled
Examples of laity
a member of the laity
The laity has played an important role in the history of the church.
Origin of laity
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with laity
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