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layman

[ ley-muhn ]
/ ˈleɪ mən /
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noun, plural lay·men.

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 layman

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at lay3, man
See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for layman

layman
/ (ˈleɪmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who is not a member of the clergy
a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subjectscience for the layman
Gender-neutral form: layperson
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