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
Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen.
It is on this point that both scholars and laymen almost universally agree.
As a result the whole subject of selection at age eleven-plus is a topic of
  heated discussion among educators and laymen.
We the laymen, must keep our hands off and let the professional educator
  arrange the schedules.
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