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Synonyms for laity
ˈleɪ ɪ tilaity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laity, temporaltynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    temporality, temporalty

    Antonyms:
    clergy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. laitynoun

    Synonyms:
    laymen, body of the people, the people (as distinguished from the clergy)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "laity":

    laïty

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How to use laity in a sentence?

  1. John Selden:

    Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

  2. Tom McCarthy:

    My biggest concern is that not only the church, but the laity, the parents will think, 'OK, this was a problem of the past. We'll lower our guard,' until we're certain that this problem has been dealt with completely, we have to remain vigilant. We have to push for reform, for change.

  3. Francesco Cesareo:

    I don't see how that's going to satisfy the laity.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    All professions are conspiracies against the laity.


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