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Laity

La´i`ty   Pronunciation: lā´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
A rising up of the laity against the sacerdotal caste.
- Macaulay.
2.The state of a layman.
3.Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.
Noun1.laity - everyone except the clergy
Synonyms: temporalty
Antonyms:
clergy - clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)

LAITY. Those persons who do not make a part of the clergy. In the United States the division of the people into clergy and laity is not authorized by law, but is, merely conventional.

clergy, hoi polloi, layman, layperson, mass, masses, multitude, people, temporalty
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