Meaning of “the laity” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"laity" in American English

See all translations

laitynoun [ U ]

us /ˈleɪ·ɪ·t̬i/

laity noun [ U ] (NOT TRAINED)

the ordinary people who are involved with a church but who do not hold official religious positions:

The clergy and the laity are both participating in the program.

(Definition of “laity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)