Synonyms for laic

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Its laic element was strong and was emphasised from the beginning.

About gardening he understood as little as a laic about the secrets of the Church.

But I charge thee to beware of laic reason and human impulses.

They are very easily alienated from all the higher orders of their subjects, whether civil or military, laic or ecclesiastical.

M. Delahaye continued: It is well to notice that laic has two meanings.

To offset such irrefutable evidence there is not one contemporary reference to a laic, or communal purpose.

Viollet-le-Duc called Laon the laic cathedral par excellence.

They were said to have their pantaloons, et cetera, all ready, to escape in a laic dress.

He was a devout man and very trusty; a Laic and Resignate that was born at Ralt, and he was nearly seventy-one years old.

Touching my peers, it is but necessary to say, that Mistress Martha Trapbois will none of them, whether clerical or laic.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from French laïque (16c.), from Late Latin laicus, from Greek laikos "of or belonging to the people," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)).

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