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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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Layman was hired under the Federal CETA Program, for one year, as an Instructor in the Biology Department, at Lake Superior State College.
Layman joins Insurors after more than seven years with state government including most recently for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) as legislative liaison and rules coordinator.
Layman, who is listed online as a freelance court reporter, is accused in court documents of pouring liquid onto and throwing sculptures "across the room with her hands." The incident occurred in the ritzy River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, where Buzbee has been no stranger to headlines. 
The Op doesn't even carry a gun in his early outings, but, as Layman says, 'Hammett's first story for Cody features six murders, three of which are committed with cause by the Op.'
She said Layman, using the name Samantha Dowry, offered $4,000 in cash, plus $1,000 for expenses, to poison her ex-husband, a taxi driver, and gave her a baggie of ricin to be used in the plot, the Oklahoman reported, citing a federal affidavit.
Another layman from another church in Shubra also demonstrated that the central plans, together with the new ordinations, properly regulated Khidmet Ikhwet Il-Rab.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Reality of God: The Layman's Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator" is ideal for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the subject of God's existence.
Target: Layman Brothers Contracting/ Bluegrass Insulation
Fiberglass and spray foam insulation installations represent approximately two-thirds of Layman's revenue and rain gutters account for the remaining third, with approximately half its revenue from new single family residential construction and the remainder split across the multifamily, commercial and repair and remodel end markets.
"The A11 New Collector's Guide to Remington Rolling Block Military Rifles of the World," by George Layman, Mobray Publishing, 2010.
Layman is retiring after nearly 14 years at the company, including the past 11 as president and chief executive officer.