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Layman (from Greek λαός laós "people", via λαϊκός laikós " belonging to the people"; church Latin laicus "the [church] layman") means:

  • in common parlance someone who has no specialist knowledge in a certain area
  • in psychoanalysis someone who practices as a psychoanalyst without medical training
  • Amateur , a person with specialist knowledge or training but who does not use it for a job
  • in ecclesiastical and religious parlance someone who is not a clergyman, see layperson (religion)
  • in the administration of justice a person who has no legal knowledge and who acts as a decision-making body in court proceedings (lay judge), see honorary judge

Lāʻie also stands for:

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Wiktionary: layman  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations