laicism
noun Date: circa 1909 a political system characterized by the exclusion of ecclesiastical control and influence

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  • laicism — LAICÍSM s.n. Atitudine, manifestare laică; caracter laic. [pr.: la i ] – Din fr. laïcisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 16.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  laicísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LAICÍSM s.n. Doctrină a… …   Dicționar Român

  • laicism — [lā′i siz΄əm] n. policy and principles opposing clericalism and restricting political influence and power to the laity …   English World dictionary

  • laicism — /lay euh siz euhm/, n. the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from clericalism). [1930 35; LAIC + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • laicism — noun secularism …   Wiktionary

  • laicism — doctrine of opposition to clergy and priests Ecclesiastical Terms Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • laicism — n. control of political and social institutions by secular elements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laicism — la·i·cism …   English syllables

  • laicism — la•i•cism [[t]ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. rel the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • laicism — ˈlāəˌsizəm noun ( s) Etymology: laic + ism : the nonclerical control or administration of a political system or a social function * * * /lay euh siz euhm/, n. the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turkey's Secular/Islamic Conundrum — ▪ 2009 by Metin Heper       By the summer of 2008, there was an urgent need in Turkey for a consensus on the true meaning of laicism ( secularism) between the secularist establishment (primarily the military, the Constitutional Court, and members …   Universalium

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