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plural noun
laymen and laywomen collectively.
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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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Example sentences
It contains information for the layperson as well as databases of published
  studies, including human clinical trials.
The new book is even more dense and less accessible to the layperson, but the
  renewed controversy will help sell it.
He expresses himself in metaphors easily grasped by the layperson.
Oh, and the number of critical issues on the table was similarly small and
  easily understood by a layperson.
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