Examples from the Web for laity
Many ex-members I spoke with felt like financial matters were off limits from the laity.
Under such circumstances we need not wonder that the standards of the laity were low.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
The laity seized the opportunity to rise against the clerical order, and to excuse themselves for disobedience to the Church.Freaks of Fanaticism|Sabine Baring-Gould
The crown is an insignia of civil power borne by the laity; the nimbus is ecclesiastical and religious.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art|John Vinycomb
The laity treat them with the greatest respect provided that they set an example of a life better than most men can live.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
With the ascendancy of the state over the Church the selection of bishops was practically transferred to the laity.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick