Laic definition

-ĭ-kəl
A layperson, as opposed to a member of the clergy.
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Of or relating to the laity; secular.
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A layperson.
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Of the laity; secular; lay.
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A layman.
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Lay, relating to laypersons, as opposed to clerical.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laic
Plural:
laics

Origin of laic

  • Late Latin lāicus lay2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin laĭcus (“common people”), from Ancient Greek λαός (laos).

    From Wiktionary