Laity

In religious organizations, the laity consists of all members who are not a part of the clergy, whether they are or are not members of religious institutes, for example a nun or lay brother. In Christian cultures, the term lay priest is sometimes used in the past to refer to a secular priest, a diocesan priest who is not a member of a religious in...
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Laity

• (a.) Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it. • (a.) The state of a layman. • (a.) The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
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laity

(from the article `Buddhism`) The second basic practice is the exchange that takes place between monks and laypersons. Like the Buddha himself, the monks embody or represent the ... A third widespread pattern of Buddhist reform has involved the promotion of movements that give the laity a much stronger role than it traditionally ... ...
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laity

temporalty noun in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
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Laity

La'i·ty (lā'ĭ*tȳ) noun [ See Lay , adjective ] 1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders. « A rising up of the laity against the sacerdotal caste.» Macaulay. 2. ...
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Laity

All members of the Church, with the exception of those who are ordained. The laity share in Christ’s role as priest, prophet, and king, witnessing to God’s love and power in the world.
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laity

In the Christian church, the ordinary people, who are not priests or ministers.
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Laity

The laymen or non-clergy members of the church.
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Laity

The laymen or non-clergy members of the church.
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Laity

the members of the baptized who have not received the Sacrament of Holy Orders; sometimes also distinguished from those in consecrated life
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Laity

There are estimated to be over one billion Roman Catholics in the world. The majority of these are lay Catholics, also known as the laity, which includes all Roman Catholics, except those who are part of the clergy. These faithful are by baptism made one body with Christ and are constituted among the People of God; they are in their own way made sh...
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Laity

Usage is typically 'the laity' ('lay-ity'), an old traditional alternative word for lay people/members, typically used in relation to church organization and council, but applicable widely to ordinary people, as distinct from professional or qualified folk
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laity

[n] - everyone except the clergy
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