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Not a bishop, not a priest — a laywoman, a former slave.
A mixed committee was convened, made up of black, white, Asian, and Hispanic pastors and a few laywomen, roughly representing the spectrum of theological leanings in the denomination.
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LAYWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laywoman for English Language Learners
: a woman who belongs to a religion but is not a member of the clergy
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