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A THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY.
LAITY, the people as distinguished from the clergy. See CLERGY.
LABADISTS were so called common; that there is no subor from their founder John La-dination or distinction of rank in badie, a native of France. He was the true church; that in reading originally in the Romish communi- the scriptures greater attention on; but leaving that, he became a should be paid to the internal inmember of the reformed church,spiration of the Holy Spirit than and performed with reputation the to the words of the text; that the ministerial function in France,observation of Sundy was a matSwitzerland and Holland. Heter of indifference; that the conat length erected a new commutemplative life is a state of grace nity, which resided successively and union with God, and the very Middleburg, in Zealand, Amster height of perfection. dam, Hervorden, and at Altona, where he died about 1674. After his death, his followers removed their wandering community to LAMA-GRAND, a name givWiewert, in the district of Northen to the sovereign pontiff or high Holland, where it soon fell into priest of the Thibetian Tartars, oblivion. If we are to judge of the who resides at Patoli, a vast palace Labadists by their own account, on a mountain near the banks of Bathey did not differ from the re-rampooter about seven miles from formed church so much in their Lahassa. The foot of this mountenets and doctrines as in theirain is inhabited by twenty thoumanners and rules of discipline sand lamas, or priests, who have yet it seems that Labadie had their separate apartments round some strange notions. Among bout the mountain, and accordother things, he maintained thating to their respective quality are God might and did, on certain oc-placed nearer or at a greater discasions, deceive men; that the ance from the sovereign pontiff. faithful ought to have all things in He is not only worshipped by the