Lay people

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Lay people: Lay person, in layman's terms

LAY PEOPLE. By this expression was formerly understood jurymen. Finch's Law, B. 4, p. 381 Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 51, p. 151.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
16) And while the media, conditioned to identify the Catholic Church through its clerics, focused almost exclusively on the antiwa r activities of priests and nuns, it was Catholic lay people that filled the ranks of the growing Catholic Left.
The priest said: "There are a number of abuse victims in this parish, people who have been abused not by priests but by lay people.
A number of older historians believed that it was widespread: lay people disliked the clergy, regarding them as arrogant and greedy, and welcomed reform and change.
Although many foresters and most lay people assume the big river's banks and islands were always covered with pure stands of silver maple, broken by only occasional cottonwoods and box elders, Porteck and Swenson disagree.
On the other hand, for Damian, lay people were second-rate citizens of the Church, with little possibility for salvation.
An international comparative perspective is taken for exploring how lay people are involved in the trial of criminal cases in European countries and how this impacts on their perspectives of the national legal systems.
Augustine has historically been awarded to clergy and lay people of foreign churches who have contributed conspicuously to advancing friendly relations with the churches of the Anglican Communion," Lambeth Palace said in a statement.
Cardinals, bishops, priests and lay people from the five continents were to spend March 27 and 28 contemplating beauty in nature, art and Christian sanctity.
Evenhandedly examining the lives of both men and women, Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin is smoothly written and highly readable to historians and lay people alike.
Structured in the format of an imaginary series of letters from Biblical characters, With Skilful Hand adheres firmly to the content and meaning of the scriptures, carefully avoiding the temptation to embellish with unrecorded details, while creating a highly readable and smoothly flowing rendition that lay people can follow and enjoy as much as scholars.
From its inception, EWTN was set up as a non profit civil corporation run by lay people, but the abbess and vicar of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery had permanent seats on its board of directors.
Keys to the Divine Kingdom is specifically written for lay people and other non-Mulsim readers, and to this end Arabic terminology is replaced with English translations save in a few instances where the original Arabic is pivotal to the message.