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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Layman \Lay"man\n.; pl. Laymen. [Lay, adj. + man.]
1. One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of
the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some
particular profession, in distinction from those who do.
Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned myself
with speculations which belong to the profession.
2. A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above). --Dryden
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
[syn: layman, layperson, secular] [ant: clergyman,
man of the cloth, reverend]
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
LAYMAN, eccl. law. One who is not an ecclesiastic nor a clergyman.
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