What is another word for laic?

87 synonyms found


[ lˈe͡ɪɪk], [ lˈe‍ɪɪk], [ l_ˈeɪ_ɪ_k]

How to use "Laic" in context?

The word "laic" is derived from the Latin word "laicus," meaning "of or pertaining to civilians." In Roman law, a laic was someone who was not of an official class, such as a freedman. The term came to be used more generally to refer to somebody who is not involved in religious life. This sense of the word is still used in French, where it is known as "laid.

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