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.
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.
But I charge thee to beware of laic reason and human impulses.
Touching my peers, it is but necessary to say, that Mistress Martha Trapbois will none of them, whether clerical or laic.
They are very easily alienated from all the higher orders of their subjects, whether civil or military, laic or ecclesiastical.
I know that the popish impostor-priests go about saying that the Inquisition was never an ecclesiastical tribunal, but a laic.
M. Delahaye continued: It is well to notice that laic has two meanings.
They were said to have their pantaloons, et cetera, all ready, to escape in a laic dress.
To offset such irrefutable evidence there is not one contemporary reference to a laic, or communal purpose.