Layman Lay"man .; 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. [1913 Webster]

Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned myself with speculations which belong to the profession. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A lay figure. See under {Lay}, n. (above). --Dryden [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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