Lay-men

layman

[ley-muhn]
noun, plural laymen.
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:
1150–1200; Middle English; see lay3, man1


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layman (ˈleɪmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a man who is not a member of the clergy
2.  a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject: science for the layman

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layman
"non-cleric," early 15c., from lay (adj.) + man. Meaning "outsider, non-expert" (especially in regards to law or medicine) is from late 15c. Related: Laymen.
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