lay person


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lay person

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layperson

n, pl lay persons, lay people, laypersons or 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.
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Will it be natural for a lay person to advise a priest, or SOP for a lay person to conduct a recollection, or be invited as a speaker in a priests' recollection or a bishops' conference?
A B C D E Dentist 23 23 3 0 1 Orthodontist 10 39 0 0 0 Lay person 13 12 12 8 5 Chi square test was also performed to find out the presence of statistical significance among the two groups (Dentists and Orthodontists).
A lay person may fear retribution when coming before the candidate who becomes a new judge or successfully runs for re-election to the bench.
This makes it ideal for the lay person responder and a perfect companion product to an AED programme.
Designed for students and teachers who are engaged in critically reading William ShakespeareAEs The Tempest, the essays and critiques in this book are also accessible to the lay person interested in new perspectives on this controversial play.
If nothing else, a lay person might have expected the authorities to be wary of inflicting on the general public someone with such a well-earned nickname.
The deity answered, "You are an ascetic monk; not a lay person.
When the interstate panel on climate change's (IPCC) report was issued recently, the media's focus remained on doomsday predictions of war, famine and pestilence, while other articles dug up a number of technical details that a lay person finds difficult to follow.
Examination of this hologram showed, however, that while it was undoubtedly good enough to pass examination by a lay person, close scrutiny revealed it as a fake, and under magnification it was relatively easy to identify the differences from a genuine hologram.
SIR - Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford has outdated ideas which make no sense to the lay person or average reader.
More easily recognised by the lay person, one problem with exercise, especially during the winter, is its tendency to stir the appetite.