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laicism secular or nonclerical control of social or political institutions.
laicize to remove religious influence or control from; secularize. [2 definitions]
laid past tense and past participle of lay1.
laid-back (informal) relaxed, unhurried, or casual.
laid paper paper that is watermarked with evenly spaced parallel lines.
lain past participle of lie2.
lair a wild animal's shelter; den. [2 definitions]
laird someone, esp. a wealthy person, who owns land or an estate in Scotland.
laissez faire an economic policy or doctrine that opposes government interference in or regulation of business or commerce beyond what is necessary for a free-enterprise system to regulate itself. [2 definitions]
laissez-passer allow to pass (French); a permit or pass, esp. one used in place of a passport.
laity the body of lay members of a religious group, as distinct from the clergy. [2 definitions]
lake a large, standing body of fresh or salt water that is surrounded on all sides by land.
Lake Baikal a freshwater lake, the deepest and most voluminous in the world, located in the Asian part of Russia.
lake dwelling a dwelling, esp. in prehistoric times, built on wooden piles in a shallow part of a lake or marsh.
Lake Erie one of the Great Lakes of North America, bordering the province of Ontario in Canada and the states of New York, Pennyslvania, Ohio, and Michigan in the United States.
lake herring a freshwater food fish; whitefish; cisco.
Lake Huron one of the Great Lakes that lies between the United States and Canada. Lake Huron is located to the northeast of the U.S. state of Michigan and contains the large Canadian island of Manitoulin.
Lakeland terrier one of a breed of small, squarely built terriers with a hard, wiry coat.
Lake Maracaibo a large tidal bay in northwestern Venezuela linked with an arm of the Caribbean Sea by a narrow strait.
Lake Michigan a large lake that is one of the Great Lakes of North America and borders the U.S. states of Illnois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Lake Michigan reaches the furthest south of the Great Lakes and borders the city of Chicago at its southern end.
Lake Ontario the smallest of the Great Lakes, lying between the state of New York in the United States and the province of Ontario in Canada.