laically

laic

[ley-ik]
adjective
1.
Also, laical. lay; secular.
noun
2.
one of the laity.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin lāicus < Greek lāikós of the people, equivalent to (ós) people + -ikos -ic

laically, adverb
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laic (ˈleɪɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or involving the laity; secular
 
n
2.  a rare word for layman
 
[C15: from Late Latin lāicuslay³]
 
'laically
 
adv
 
'laicism
 
n

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laic
1562, from Fr. laique, from L.L. laicus, from Gk. laikos "of or belonging to the people," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)).
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