[ley-i-tee] /ˈleɪ ɪ ti/

the body of religious worshipers, as distinguished from the clergy.
the people outside of a particular profession, as distinguished from those belonging to it:
the medical ignorance of the laity.
laymen, as distinguished from clergymen
all people not of a specific occupation

“body of people not in religious orders,” early 15c., from Anglo-French laite, from lay (adj.) + -ity.


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