Talk:layman

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layman of xxxxx ?[edit]

In a historic document, if someone is described as a "layman of xxxxx", is xxxxx their:

  • Current abode / parish
  • Place of Birth
  • Place of Baptism —This comment was unsigned.
  • There is no way of telling for certain. It is most probably the place, before the current place, in which they lived. It may be a parish, village, town or whatever.
  • However, if xxxxx is part of the current place (depends on the type of document), then it is where they currently live(d). SemperBlotto 08:24, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Inconsistency between definition and linked term[edit]

1. layperson, someone who is not an ordained cleric or member of the clergy

This links to layperson, but the definition of layperson says nothing about clergy. I'm new to Wiktionary, so I don't know the best way to resolve the discrepancy. The Original Wildbear 07:24, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

a generally ignorant person[edit]

Definition 5 ("a generally ignorant person") is something I've never heard and which seems bogus to me.Danhicks (talk) 17:21, 28 January 2015 (UTC)