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Etymology: Gk, laikos, of the people
a nonprofessional segment of the population, as viewed from the perspective of a member of a particular profession. A clergyman may regard a physician as a member of the laity and vice versa.
laity(lā′ĭ-tē) [Gr. laos, the people]
Individuals who are not members of a particular profession such as law, dentistry, medicine, or the ministry.