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the laitynoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈleɪ.ə.ti/  us   /ˈleɪ.ə.t̬i/
all the people who are involved with a Church but who are not priests
(Definition of the laity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (非教会神职人员的)普通信徒…
in Chinese (Traditional) (非教會神職人員的)普通信徒…
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