laical

adjective
la·​ical | \ ˈlā-ə-kəl How to pronounce laical (audio) \
variants: or laic \ ˈlā-​ik How to pronounce laic (audio) \

Definition of laical

: of or relating to the laity : secular

Other Words from laical

laic noun
laically \ ˈlā-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce laically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of laical

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laical

Late Latin laicus, from Late Greek laïkos, from Greek, of the people, from laos people

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