laity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lā'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the body of religious worshipers, as distinguished from the clergy.
  2. the people outside of a particular profession, as distinguished from those belonging to it: the medical ignorance of the laity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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