Aug
21
2013

layman

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

leI m@n

noun
definition:  a person who is a member of a religious congregation but not of the clergy.
example:  As the minister was suddenly taken ill, the church service was held by a layman.

definition 2:  a person who is an outsider and unskilled with respect to a particular profession, esp. medicine or law.
example:  For a layman, he has quite a sophisticated understanding of the functioning of the brain.

 

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