noun, plural laymen.
a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

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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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
In many churches a layman active in church work will preach the sermon.
To the untrained eye, though, the line between the lab scientist and the layman
  can seem fuzzy.
We must look seriously at outside of the box thinking, including layman
  thoughts in layman terms.
To see how little the layman cares about the operating system of their phone,
  check in with a non-techy friend.
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