[ley-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm/
the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from ).
[ley-uh-sahyz] /ˈleɪ əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), laicized, laicizing. 1. to remove the clerical character or nature of; secularize: to laicize a school; to laicize the office of headmaster. /ˈleɪɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to withdraw clerical or ecclesiastical character or status from (an institution, building, etc)
[leyd] /leɪd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of 1 . [ley] /leɪ/ verb (used with object), laid, laying. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike […]
[leyd-bak] /ˈleɪdˈbæk/ adjective, Slang. 1. relaxed or unhurried: laid-back music rhythms. 2. free from stress; easygoing; carefree: a laid-back way of living. adjective 1. (informal) relaxed in style, character, or behaviour; easy-going and unhurried adjective Relaxed; easy-going: a sort of laid-back, not insane Janis Joplin/ relatively upbeat moods, laid-back-in-the-South-Seas [1960s+; perhaps fr the reclining posture […]
noun, Shipbuilding. 1. a wooden deck having planking laid parallel to the sides of the hull so as to follow the curves toward the ends of the vessel.
adj. c.1300, Scottish and northern English variant of loathly “hideous, repulsive” (see loath).