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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Example sentences
If laypeople don't appreciate it, that's partly because unsolved problems still
  loom large.
Common names have no standing in biological nomenclature yet play an important
  role in communication among laypeople.
The content is easy to understand for experts and laypeople alike.
The media does not make maintaining an open mind easy for laypeople, certainly.
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