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Meaning of LAYMAN

Pronunciation:  'leymun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
 

LAYMAN is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: layperson
 
 Antonyms: clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
 
 See Also: common man, common person, commoner, laity, lay reader, temporalty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lay"man\n.; pl. {Laymen}. [Lay, adj. + man.]
1. One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of
   the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some
   particular profession, in distinction from those who do.



   Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned myself with
   speculations which belong to the profession. --Dryden.

2. A lay figure. See under {Lay}, n. (above). --Dryden

 

 

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