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layman

noun amateur, civilian, laic, nonprofessional, nonspecialist, one who has no specialized training, unnkilled practitioner, untrained person
Associated concepts: lay witness
See also: amateur

LAYMAN, eccl. law. One who is not an ecclesiastic nor a clergyman.

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As regards the nature of these unconscious wishes, it seems to me--though as a layman I speak with diffidence--that many psycho-analysts are unduly narrow; no doubt the wishes they emphasize exist, but others, e.
Honeythunder, shaking his head again, 'I might think one of your profession better employed in devoting himself to the discovery and punishment of guilt than in leaving that duty to be undertaken by a layman.
He accepted the needless inequalities and inconsistencies of his life, with a kind of conventional submission that was almost slavish; and any daring layman who would have adjusted such burdens as his, more decently and graciously, would have had small help from him.
A Coptic layman, who is a member of Khidmet Ikhwet Il-Rab in an Orthodox church in the neighbourhood of Shubra, accepted to speak on condition of anonymity.
NYSE: VOYA), announced that Jane Layman and Richard Love, teachers at Southmoreland Middle School in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, have received the top award in the company's national 2015 Voya Unsung Heroes grant program.
The International Franchise Association has hired Michael Layman, a seasoned government relations and public policy professional, to serve as vice president of regulatory affairs.
The A11 New Collector's Guide to Remington Rolling Block Military Rifles of the World," by George Layman, Mobray Publishing, 2010.
One of the few positive ways of describing the layman is to say that he is a man who takes the temporal order seriously.
Mack Trucks has named Brian Layman vice president of Business Development, a newly created post responsible for I product segmentation, development and management of sales programs, dealer measurements, plus new-truck sales pricing and quoting activities in North America.
We chose President Obama for his environmental leadership, particularly in the areas of clean energy and environmental protection, and because he is one of our first leaders to approach conservation and environmental protection from a more global vision," said Geosyntec Consultants researcher Steve Layman to The Guardian.
Steven Layman of Geosyntec Consultants discovered the new species of darter fish.
A layman, he holds a masters and a doctorate in Western philosophy from the University of Tehran.