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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Laity  \La"i*ty\  (l[=a]"[i^]*t[y^]),  n.  [See  {Lay},  a.] 
  1.  The  people,  as  distinguished  from  the  clergy;  the  body  of 
  the  people  not  in  orders 
  A  rising  up  of  the  laity  against  the  sacerdotal 
  caste.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  The  state  of  a  layman.  [Obs.]  --Ayliffe. 
  3.  Those  who  are  not  of  a  certain  profession,  as  law  or 
  medicine,  in  distinction  from  those  belonging  to  it 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  everyone  except  the  clergy  [syn:  {temporalty}]  [ant:  {clergy}] 

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