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laicism

[ ley-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm /
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noun
the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from clericalism).
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Origin of laicism

First recorded in 1930–35; laic + -ism

Words nearby laicism

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How to use laicism in a sentence

  • Thus, while some shock me by their sacerdotal dogmatism, others repel me by their rationalizing laicism.

    Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
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