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layman

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noun lay·man \ˈlā-mən\

Simple Definition of layman

  • : a person who is not a member of a particular profession

  • : a person who belongs to a religion but is not a priest, minister, etc.

Full Definition of layman

  1. 1 :  a person who is not a member of the clergy

  2. 2 :  a person who does not belong to a particular profession or who is not expert in some field

Examples of layman

  1. For a layman, he knows a lot about the law.

  2. He's an important layman in his church.



15th Century

First Known Use of layman

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with layman



LAYMAN Defined for Kids

layman

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noun lay·man \ˈlā-mən\

Definition of layman

plural lay·men \-mən\

  1. 1 :  a person who is not a member of the clergy

  2. 2 :  a person who is not a member of a certain profession





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