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laicism

[ley-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from clericalism).
Origin of laicism
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; laic + -ism
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