Lay baptism
Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster]

2. Not educated or cultivated; ignorant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease. [1913 Webster]

{Lay baptism} (Eccl.), baptism administered by a lay person. --F. G. Lee.

{Lay brother} (R. C. Ch.), one received into a convent of monks under the three vows, but not in holy orders.

{Lay clerk} (Eccl.), a layman who leads the responses of the congregation, etc., in the church service. --Hook.

{Lay days} (Com.), time allowed in a charter party for taking in and discharging cargo. --McElrath.

{Lay elder}. See 2d {Elder}, 3, note. [1913 Webster]


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  • lay baptism — noun : baptism administered by a member of the laity usually under the stress of necessity (as because of the unavailability of a clergyman) * * * Eccles. baptism administered by a lay person. [1720 30] * * * lay baptism noun Baptism administered …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lay Baptism —    Baptism administered by a layman. The Church has always held that Baptism by any man in case of necessity is valid. But only great necessity, such as sudden danger or sickness and the inability to secure the services of a clergyman, should be… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • lay baptism — Eccles. baptism administered by a lay person. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • lay baptism —  Мирское крещение …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Lay — Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay brother — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay clerk — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay days — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay elder — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baptism — • One of the Seven Sacraments of the Christian Church; frequently called the first sacrament , the door of the sacraments , and the door of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baptism     Baptism …   Catholic encyclopedia

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