Layman

Definition of Layman

Lay´man
n.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.
- Dryden.
2.A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above).

Related Words

clergyman, common man, common person, commoner, laity, lay reader, layperson, man of the cloth, reverend, temporalty
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