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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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URBANA, IL - It is known technically as a "rapid restorative mechanism." In layman's terms, it's a method for a broken electrical circuit to heal itself, without human intervention.
In a layman's terms, the cargo on the MV Pucon, if laid end to end, would be the equivalent of five times the length of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Stockbroker Peter Knowles said: "In layman's terms, Birmingham International Holdings is issuing a loan for two years which will pay a return of five per cent.
Safina is able to once again meld science and natural history in understandable layman's terms. The journey of the Leatherback Turtle will both astound and mystify the reader.
He uses layman's terms and case examples to explain important medical issues that older adults face, offering background on medications, nutrition, exercise, and the aging brain, and providing suggestions for preventing and coping with falls, depression and anxiety, and incontinence.
The complicated information is provided in layman's terms without patronizing the reader.
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He puts into layman's terms issues of great legal complexity and concern, from scams and insurance and taxes and fakes, to liability, legal responsibility and financial consequences of a highly complex nature.
The paper uses layman's terms to explain the principles behind x-ray inspection and how it can help food manufacturers comply with national and international regulations.
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The result is an explanation that explains physics in clear layman's terms and offers illustrations and math equations to build upon and reinforce sports knowledge.
In layman's terms, we can convert brackish water from a river, lake or bore hole to potable water, and we can also convert sea-water to potable fresh water (complying with all European potable water standards).