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1. One who is not a cleric.
2. One who is a nonprofessional in a given field.


(ˈleɪˌpɜr sən)

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.
usage: See -person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.layperson - someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
laity, temporalty - in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
lay reader - a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church


n persona sin formación médica
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