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

  • Laymen and laywomen.

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  • n. Plural form of layperson.


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  • Instead, it was attended by Vatican emissaries, hundreds of laypeople from the underground Church, several underground priests, and more than a dozen government representatives.

    Keeping Faith

  • His mousetrap analogy is flawed, and appeals to things in laypeople that are highly misleading (it misled you, for instance, and it is especially misleading in the implication that we should look at the issue as one of taking a part away from a complex system, or in assuming that all parts all exist for only a certain function instead of potentially being exapted).

    Waldo Jaquith - Supermajority of Republicans are creationists.

  • During my discussions with 'laypeople' about space -- I do regular, voluntary space history lectures for the Public, at a local museum -- I often get the line "but the Moon's been explored by mankind; why go back?"

    Moon Outpost or Bust - NASA Watch

  • Likewise, the NCS is a study of congregations, not individual churchgoers, and the interviews were with clergy, not laypeople.

    American Grace

  • A twice-yearly educational meeting for laypeople and professionals

    Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of chromosome 22q11.2 deletion

  • Most priests are thrilled when faithful laypeople get involved in assisting, particularly as it affects the liturgical life of the parish in ways that draw the parish into the traditions of the Church.

    Why Train to Sing?

  • Researchers in Toronto recruited 50 laypeople to guess the age of 53 rhinoplasty patients, ranging in age from 15 to 61, based on photographs taken before and after the operations.

    Slapping On a Skin Patch to Combat Hay Fever

  • There is another lesson for laypeople who love good liturgical music.

    Sacred Music, but Will Pastors Defend it?

  • You make science fun and interesting for laypeople, and it's a real service.

    Graphene: A Sandbox For Physicists, 1 Atom Thick

  • In the last year, Believe Out Loud has grown to more than 35,000 direct constituents, including clergy, laypeople, agnostics, even atheists who recognize the justice behind LGBT-inclusive Christianity.

    Joseph Ward III: LGBT-Inclusive Christians Honor Frank Kameny's Fight For Gay Rights


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