noun, plural lay·men.
Origin of layman
Related Words for laymenparishioner, dilettante, outsider, proselyte, secular, novice, recruit, believer, member, follower, neophyte, laic, nonprofessional
Examples from the Web for laymen
Historical Examples of laymen
And the word was invented to distinguish the laymen from the clergymen.
In all these respects they have been regarded as laymen from the beginning.
They will only be admired by artists of perception, and by laymen of keen sensibility.Adventures in the Arts
The Tartars are divided into two grand classes—lamas and laymen.
Laymen, he complained, now "advanced" their own laws rather than those of the Church.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard