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Meaning of LAITY

Pronunciation:  'leyitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  everyone except the clergy
 

LAITY is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: temporalty
 
 Antonyms: clergy
 
 See Also: hoi polloi, layman, layperson, mass, masses, multitude, people

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\La"i*ty\ (l[=a]"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [See {Lay}, a.]
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. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

3. Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or
   medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.

 

 

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