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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: lai, from Late Latin laicus, from Greek laikos 'of the people', from laos 'people'

lay

3 adjective
     
lay3 [only before noun]
a) not trained or not knowing much about a particular profession or subject [↪ layman]:
lay witnesses
b) RRC not in an official position in the church:
a lay preacher
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