Laity definitions

lā'ĭ-tē
Laypeople considered as a group.
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All the people not included among the clergy; laymen collectively.
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All those persons who are not members of a given profession or other specialized field.
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All the people not belonging to a given profession.
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Laity is defined as the people not belonging to a specific profession.

An example of the laity are the members of a church congregation who are not part of the clergy.

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People of a church who are not ordained clergy or clerics.
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The common man or woman.
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The unlearned, untrained or ignorant as in “The Layman’s Guide to Basket Weaving”
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Origin of laity

Middle English laite from lay of the laity lay2