He is a leading member of the Roman Catholic laity in England.
They are the priests of a religion, and can never descend to the charges of the laity.
And as for your Latin service, what are we of the laity the better for it?
The laity had no ambition to take upon themselves the burdens of the clergy.
There were magistrates and courts of law for the offences of the laity.
While they governed the laity, the laity had no power over them.
He is still the Great Erastian, the protagonist of laity against clergy.
Not only monks and priests should be allowed to teach, but also the laity.
But there is, I fear, some justification for such a criticism from the laity.
“Then I suppose that you mean the Bible should not be read by us laity,” he exclaimed.