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synonyms for laity

  • laymen
  • congregation
  • parish
  • laypeople
  • laywomen
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How to use laity in a sentence

The nuns were forbidden to visit the laity in Romsey, and other like ordinances were enjoined.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
The magistrates and the laity insisted that the clergy must bear their share of the common burden.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
The laity are awaking to the fact that priests are strenuously endeavouring to quench the light of reason in the fogs of faith.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
This answer would be exhaustive, if it were the fact that the laity made the law for the theologians.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
Formamint Tablets are widely advertised and extravagantly exploited to the laity in Great Britain.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
The laity have little knowledge of it, but it is well known by the clergy.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS
In the Presbyterianism which Calvin instituted he maintained that the Church is represented by the laity as well as by the clergy.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
Here Edward I. met a large gathering of clergy and laity, and demanded half their possessions.
LITTLE FOLKS (NOVEMBER 1884)VARIOUS
Many of the laity co-operate in church work and liberally support it.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
Extreme caution indeed was used in applying this test to the laity, but pressure was more roughly put on the clergy.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
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WORDS RELATED TO LAITY

  • aggregation
  • assemblage
  • assembly
  • audience
  • churchgoers
  • collection
  • company
  • confab
  • crowd
  • disciples
  • flock
  • following
  • gathering
  • get-together
  • group
  • host
  • laity
  • meet
  • meeting
  • multitude
  • muster
  • parish
  • parishioners
  • public
  • sit-in
  • throng
  • turnout
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.