lay people

laypeople

[ley-pee-puhl]
plural noun
laymen and laywomen collectively.
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layperson

[ley-pur-suhn]
noun
1.
a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
2.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

Origin:
1970–75; lay(man) + -person


See -person.
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layperson
1972, gender-neutral version of layman.
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