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Definition of layman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. laymen
    (also layperson)
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  1. 1a person who does not have expert knowledge of a particular subject a book written for professionals and laymen alike to explain something in layman's terms (= in simple language)
  2. 2a person who is a member of a church but is not a priest or member of the clergy see also laywoman
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