- Of the laity; secular.More example sentences
- From 1850 until the national legislation proposed by Jules Ferry in 1880 forbade tuition in all public primary schools, a substantially higher percentage of students in Catholic schools paid no tuition compared to those in laic schools.
- As the system reached completion, Catholic schools were not simply sharing in educational growth but actually taking students away from laic teachers.
- Here, as everywhere it is very favourable to congregational schools but generally it does not make open war on laic institutions.
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- A person who is not a member of the clergy; a layperson.More example sentences
- As a married laic whose past is now being exposed in the media, his lawyer suggests psychiatric counseling that can be possibly entered in his defense.
mid 16th century: from late Latin laicus (see lay2).
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