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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

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