la·​i·​cism ˈlā-ə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce laicism (audio)
: a political system characterized by the exclusion of ecclesiastical control and influence

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laicism was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Laicism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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