Also la·i·cal. lay; secular.
one of the laity.
- la·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use laic in a sentence
Touching my peers, it is but necessary to say, that Mistress Martha Trapbois will none of them, whether clerical or laic.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
To offset such irrefutable evidence there is not one contemporary reference to a laic, or communal purpose.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Viollet-le-Duc called Laon the laic cathedral par excellence.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
He was a faithful laic and an Oblate, and when he finished his course was seventy years of age.The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes | Thomas a Kempis
He was a devout man and very trusty; a laic and Resignate that was born at Ralt, and he was nearly seventy-one years old.The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes | Thomas a Kempis
British Dictionary definitions for laic
of or involving the laity; secular
a rare word for layman
- laically, adverb
- laicism, noun
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