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lay clerk

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  1. lay vicar.

Origin of lay clerk

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for lay clerk

Historical Examples

  • Arthur burst into laughter when he discovered that it was Harper, the lay-clerk.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

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