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Definition of laity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

laity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈleɪəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪəti//
 
the laity [singular + singular or plural verb]
 
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all the members of a Church who are not clergy see also layman Word Origin late Middle English: from lay (adj) + -ity.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: laity