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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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