Meaning of laicity in English:


Pronunciation /leɪˈɪsɪti/


mass noun formal
  • The status or influence of the laity.

    ‘With gusto, they embraced the Republican ideal of laicite (laicity) which eschews group difference in the name of a common French political culture and simultaneously frowns upon the entry of religion into the French public square.’
    • ‘The question that France is posing to the world is this: Can one progress toward true respect of these universal values without relying on some sort of ‘laicity’?’