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layman

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
lay‧man plural laymen [countable]
1 someone who is not trained in a particular subject or type of work, especially when they are being compared with someone who is [≠ expert]:
To the layman (=laymen in general) all these plants look pretty similar.
If you don't understand what the doctor says, ask to have it explained in layman's terms (=in simple language).
2RR someone who is not a priest but is a member of a church

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