layperson

[ ley-pur-suhn ]
/ ˈleɪˌpɜr sən /
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noun

a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

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Origin of layperson

First recorded in 1970–75; lay(man) + -person

usage note for layperson

See -person.
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British Dictionary definitions for layperson

lay person

layperson


noun plural lay persons, lay people, laypersons or laypeople

a person who is not a member of the clergy
a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subjecta lay person's guide to conveyancing
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