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layperson

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noun lay·per·son \-ˌpər-sən\

Definition of layperson

  1. :  a member of the laity



Examples of layperson

  1. a meeting between clergy and laypeople



1972

First Known Use of layperson

1972


LAYPERSON Defined for Kids

layperson

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noun lay·per·son \ˈlā-ˌpər-sən\

Definition of layperson

  1. :  layman 1




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