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layman Line breaks: lay¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪmən/

Definition of layman in English:

noun (plural laymen)

1A non-ordained male member of a Church: he was an active Catholic layman
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  • The key to accomplishing this must surely be the biblical training of pastors and active laymen.
  • In the United States Armenian priests are elected by laymen and ordained by bishops, but confirmed by the Patriarch, who resides in Armenia.
  • The priests, pastors, and laymen of this religion are the people of America.
2A person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject: the book seems well suited to the interested layman
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  • Third, he made it all accessible to the intelligent layman in simple, lucid English.
  • Planning law is not easy for laymen to understand, which is evident from your editorial.
  • But most of it can be understood by the interested layman.

Words that rhyme with layman

Bremen, caiman, Damon, Eamon, laymen, stamen
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