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[ley-pur-suh n] /ˈleɪˌpɜr sən/

a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.
[ley-pee-puh l] /ˈleɪˌpi pəl/
plural noun
laymen and laywomen collectively.

1972, gender-neutral version of layman.


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