Definitions

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  • n. The laity; secular people.
  • n. A secular possession; a temporality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The laity; secular people.
  • n. A secular possession; a temporality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The laity; secular persons; secular affairs.
  • n. A secular possession: a temporality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the worldly possessions of a church
  • n. in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy

Etymologies

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See temporality.

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