Definitions for "Laity"
The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
The unordained people of the church, as distinct from the clergy; derived from the Greek word laos, "the people". (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 363) Related terms: Lay
All baptized Catholics who form the faith community of the Church but have not received Orders.
Keywords:  layman
The state of a layman.
Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.