lay person Unabridged


plural noun
laymen and laywomen collectively. Unabridged
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lay person or layperson
n , pl lay persons, lay people, laypersons, laypeople
1.  a person who is not a member of the clergy
2.  a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject: a lay person's guide to conveyancing
layperson or layperson

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Word Origin & History

1972, gender-neutral version of layman.
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