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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 was the case with my own "reflection" at Sunday Mass (technically, a layperson cannot give a "homily"), many pastors do currently allow people other than priests and deacons to speak at Mass.
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The quality of the film is excellent; the music relaxing; the visuals clear; and the information concise, practical, and appropriate for a layperson.
For the layperson, there is a lot to learn but the knowledge is empowering for those willing to make the effort.
In Churchill Falls, a giant hydroelectric plant means there is "100 per cent employment" in town, said layperson Michele Holmes.
Each chart is laid out in a very informative manner, and even laypersons unfamiliar with studying diabetes (such as a family member or someone newly diagnosed with the disease) will understand the concepts, problems, and solutions.
by the Valyermo Dancers, a troupe of laypersons who have been associated with St.
The practitioner-owner may outsource limited nonprofessional management functions to outside contractors, but may not cede any control over the professional side of the practice to an unlicensed outside entity such as a management company, or to any individual or group of laypersons.
The majority of board members are registered social workers; two are laypersons who represent the public interest.
attended weekly study sessions for laypersons on the weekly reading of the Torah.
For a layperson to convey the subtle but critically important, nuances through words to other laypersons is a challenge.