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laity
used in Pride and Prejudice

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a person who is not a particular type of professional — especially not an ordained minister or priest
  • ...Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world in your excellent judgement in all matters within the scope of your understanding; but permit me to say, that there must be a wide difference between the established forms of ceremony amongst the laity, and those which regulate the clergy; for, give me leave to observe that I consider the clerical office as equal in point of dignity with the highest rank in the kingdom—provided that a proper humility of behaviour is at the same time...
    Chapter 18 (57% in)

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