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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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Eric Goralnick, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the effectiveness of instructional point-of-care interventions and in-person training for hemorrhage control in a trial involving 465 laypersons. Correct tourniquet application was assessed for participants randomized into four groups: audio kits and flashcards (point-of-care interventions), a Bleeding Control Basic (B-Con) course, and control.
If there was a cardiac arrest victim, 59.5% of laypersons stated that they would ask for help and perform CPR to rescue the victim simultaneously, 22.8% chose to ask for help only and wait for rescue, 14.9% chose to perform CPR only, and 2.6% did not know what to do (Table 4).
31 smile photographs were given to 13 orthodontists and 13 laypersons. They were asked to rate them on attractiveness by using visual analogue scale on 6 attributes of smile mesh.
In such cases the celebrating priest often gives a short homily or just makes a few comments before turning it over to the layperson. Pastors have mentioned to me that they often have to fend off criticism from a few folks for allowing laypeople to speak at Mass, but they make these exceptions in cases where there is an important message best delivered by an expert on the issue.
Overall, the four studies capture how laypersons "conceive of prayer" and illuminate why prayer is beneficial (p.
The book seems better suited for an introductory college course of genetics, rather than reading for simple enjoyment by the layperson.
For the layperson, there is a lot to learn but the knowledge is empowering for those willing to make the effort.
These people know how to write about legal matters in ways comprehensible to laypersons.
Nanotechnology is all the rage among materials scientists today, but few laypersons are fully aware of Its potential, Sargent asserts.
Readers of Carolyn Thomas de la Pena's engaging study of bodies and machines in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America will find a keen attention to the "physical experience of laypersons" (p.
Entries are written in jargon-free language, and are accessible to laypersons, students, and professionals.
I would like to mention a book that you might have overlooked: Somebody's Knocking at Your Door: AIDS and the African-American Church (Hayworth Press), which is used in seminaries and faith communities to empower clergy and laypersons to provide HIV prevention education and offer intervention to people living with AIDS.