(Laid"ly), a. Ugly; loathsome. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
This laidly and loathsome worm.W. Howitt.
(Lain) p. p. of Lie, v. i.
(Lain"ere) n. See Lanier. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Lair) n. [OE. leir, AS. leger; akin to D. leger, G. lager couch, lair, OHG. legar, Goth. ligrs, and
to E. lie. See Lie to be prostrate, and cf. Layer, Leaguer.]
1. A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
2. A burying place. [Scot.] Jamieson.
3. A pasture; sometimes, food. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Laird) n. [See Lord.] A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown. [Scot.]
(Laird"ship), n. The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property. [Scot.] Ramsay.
(La"ism) n. See Lamaism. [R.]
(||Lais`sez" faire") [F., let alone.] Noninterference; an axiom of some political economists,
deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc.,
by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez faire system of government.
(La"i*ty) n. [See Lay, a.]
1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
A rising up of the laity against the sacerdotal caste.Macaulay.