laic

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See also: laïc

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French laïque, from Latin laĭcus (common people), from Ancient Greek λαός (laós).

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Noun[edit]

laic (plural laics)

  1. A layperson, as opposed to a member of the clergy.

Adjective[edit]

laic (comparative more laic, superlative most laic)

  1. Lay, relating to laypersons, as opposed to clerical.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica
      And in conclusion it reflects to the disrepute of our ministers ... [that] they should still be frequented with such an unprincipled, unedified and laic rabble, as that the whiff of every new pamphlet should stagger them out of their catechism and Christian walking.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin laĭcus (common people), from Ancient Greek λαός (laós).

Adjective[edit]

laic m (feminine laica, masculine plural laics, feminine plural laiques)

  1. laic

Noun[edit]

laic m (plural laics, feminine laica)

  1. layperson