[ adjective ] (religion) concerning those not members of the clergy
"set his collar in laic rather than clerical position" "the lay ministry" "the choir sings both sacred and secular music"
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
This is brought_out in the common religious ethos that prevails even in the denominationally diverse audiences at many secular semi-public and public occasions in the United_States ; and it is evidenced in the prayers offered , in the frequent religious allusions , and in the confirmation of points on religious grounds .
There is a marked tendency for religions , once firmly established , to resist change , not_only in their own doctrines and policies and practices , but also in secular affairs having religious relevance .