noun, plural lay·men.
Examples from the Web for laymen
Some of the stalls probably, usually but a few, may have been occupied by laymen even so early as the thirteenth century.Wood Carvings in English Churches|Francis Bond
A band of devout republican laymen, with candles and red crosses, brought up the rear.The Story of Florence|Edmund G. Gardner
In vain did all his advisers, Scots and English, clerics and laymen, assure him that negotiation on these terms was hopeless.Montrose|Mowbray Morris
In 1414 a mixed tribunal of ecclesiastics and laymen was established to search out heretics and punish them.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
To this Thursday service come persons from the ends of the earth, and ministers and laymen of various religious persuasions.The Quiver, 11/1899|Anonymous