Etymology
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laic (adj.)

1560s, "belonging to the people" (as distinguished from the clergy and the professionals), from French laïque (16c.), from Late Latin laicus, from Greek laikos "of or belonging to the people," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)).

updated on April 26, 2016

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Definitions of laic from WordNet

laic (adj.)
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy;
set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
Synonyms: lay / secular
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