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laity

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The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
George Santayana
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] laitas, from Ancient Greek λαός (laos), people)

lay + -ity

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
laity

Plural
laities

laity (laities)
  1. people, people of a church who are not ordained clergy or clerics.
  2. the common man or woman
  3. the unlearned, untrained or ignorant as in "The Layman's Guide to Basket Weaving"

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