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laity

noun

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the people of a religion who are not priests, ministers, etc.
  • a member of the laity
  • The laity has played an important role in the history of the church.

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The first known use of laity was in the 15th century

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“Laity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/laity. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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