from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the laity; secular.
- n. A layperson.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A layperson, as opposed to a member of the clergy.
- adj. Lay, relating to laypersons, as opposed to clerical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a layman or the laity.
- n. A layman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the laity or people, in distinction from the clergy or professionals.
- n. A layman, in distinction from a clergyman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
Late Latin lāicus; see lay2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin laĭcus ("common people"), from Ancient Greek λαός. (Wiktionary)