laic

[ ley-ik ]
/ ˈleɪ ɪk /

adjective

Also la·i·cal. lay; secular.

noun

one of the laity.

Origin of laic

1555–65; < Late Latin lāicus < Greek lāikós of the people, equivalent to lā(ós) people + -ikos -ic

Related forms

la·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for laic

laic

/ (ˈleɪɪk) /

adjective Also: laical

of or involving the laity; secular

noun

a rare word for layman

Derived Forms

laically, adverblaicism, noun

Word Origin for laic

C15: from Late Latin lāicus lay ³
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