noun lay·man \ˈlā-mən\

: 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

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

First Known Use of LAYMAN

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with LAYMAN


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