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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

All the members of a religious group apart from the priests.

Usage examples (30)
  • The ministers called upon the laity to donate to the homeless shelter.
  • The term laity signifies the aggregation of those Christians who do not form part of the clergy.
  • The laity is a tremendously heterogeneous group from which an arbitrary sample cannot be assumed to be representative.
  • The distinct specification of the bread and the wine disproves the Romish doctrine of concomitancy, and exclusion of the laity from the cup. for more
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