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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A layman or a laywoman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who is not a cleric
  • n. one who is not formally trained in a given subject or profession

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person; a layman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

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