[ ley-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm /
the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from clericalism).
Lay vs. LieThe difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s thornier cases of confusion. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal—the subject of the verb (the one doing the action) or the direct object (the person or thing being acted upon). When to use lay …
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Origin of laicism
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