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laicity Syllabification: la·ic·i·ty
Pronunciation: /lāˈisədē/

Definition of laicity in English:


The principles, status, or influence of the laity.
Example sentences
  • With gusto, they embraced the Republican ideal of laicite (laicity) which eschews group difference in the name of a common French political culture and simultaneously frowns upon the entry of religion into the French public square.
  • The question that France is posing to the world is this: Can one progress toward true respect of these universal values without relying on some sort of ‘laicity’?
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