HyperDic: laity

English > 1 sense of the word laity:
NOUNgrouplaity, temporaltyin Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
laity > pronunciation
Soundsley'ahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > laity: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningIn Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy.
Synonymtemporalty
Memberslayman, layperson, secularsomeone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
Broadermultitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashedThe common people generally
OppositeclergyIn Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
Spanishlaicado, laico
Adjectiveslaycharacteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

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