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 for Lay elder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lay \Lay\, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people,
     lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. Laic.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the
        clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
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     2. Not educated or cultivated; ignorant. [Obs.]
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     3. Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular
        profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding
        the nature of a disease.
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     Lay baptism (Eccl.), baptism administered by a lay person.
        --F. G. Lee.
  
     Lay brother (R. C. Ch.), one received into a convent of
        monks under the three vows, but not in holy orders.
  
     Lay clerk (Eccl.), a layman who leads the responses of the
        congregation, etc., in the church service. --Hook.
  
     Lay days (Com.), time allowed in a charter party for taking
        in and discharging cargo. --McElrath.
  
     Lay elder. See 2d Elder, 3, note.
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