laicism

noun
la·​i·​cism | \ ˈlā-ə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce laicism (audio) \

Definition of laicism

: a political system characterized by the exclusion of ecclesiastical control and influence

First Known Use of laicism

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Laicism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laicism. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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