layperson

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Etymology[edit]

A lay (non-clergy, nonclergy) +‎ person, along the lines of layman.

Noun[edit]

layperson (plural laypeople or laypersons)

  1. A person who is not a cleric.
  2. One who is not intimately familiar with a given subject or activity.
    The book was written for professionals, but an intelligent layperson could understand most of it.

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  • (one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject):

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  • (one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject):

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