Lay days
Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster]

2. Not educated or cultivated; ignorant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease. [1913 Webster]

{Lay baptism} (Eccl.), baptism administered by a lay person. --F. G. Lee.

{Lay brother} (R. C. Ch.), one received into a convent of monks under the three vows, but not in holy orders.

{Lay clerk} (Eccl.), a layman who leads the responses of the congregation, etc., in the church service. --Hook.

{Lay days} (Com.), time allowed in a charter party for taking in and discharging cargo. --McElrath.

{Lay elder}. See 2d {Elder}, 3, note. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lay days — the period within which, according to the terms of a charterparty, cargo must be loaded on to or unloaded from a ship. Lay days are described in a charterparty in various ways; sometimes certain days are fixed for loading and unloading. . . .… …   Law dictionary

  • lay days — The number of days allowed to a ship to load or unload without incurring demurrage Reversible lay days permit the shipper to add to the days allowed for unloading any days he has saved while loading. Lay days may be calculated as running days… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • lay days — In the law of shipping, days allowed without penalty to charter parties for loading and unloading the cargo …   Black's law dictionary

  • lay days — In the law of shipping, days allowed without penalty to charter parties for loading and unloading the cargo …   Black's law dictionary

  • lay days — The days specified in a contract of affreightment during which the charterer of a vessel is permitted to detain her for loading or unloading without incurring liability for demurrage. 48 Am J1st Ship § 608 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • reversible lay days — See lay days …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • working lay days — An expression found in a provision of charter parties relative to the period of time during which the charterer may detain the vessel for loading or unloading, making it clear that Sundays and holidays are to be excluded in the computation.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lay — Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay baptism — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lay brother — Lay Lay, a. [F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. ? of or from the people, lay, from ?, ?, people. Cf. {Laic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Not educated or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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