layperson
layperson layperson n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person; a {layman}.

Syn: layman. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • layperson — UK US /ˈleɪpɜːsən/ noun [C] (plural laypeople) (also layman (plural laymen)) ► someone who is not an expert in or does not have a detailed knowledge of a particular subject: »Any layperson can sit down at this console and begin doing productive… …   Financial and business terms

  • layperson — (n.) 1972, gender neutral version of LAYMAN (Cf. layman) …   Etymology dictionary

  • layperson — [n] amateur person, not trained in religious or other profession believer, dilettante, follower, laic, member, neophyte, nonprofessional, novice, outsider, parishioner, proselyte, recruit, secular; concepts 361,423 Ant. minister, ordained, priest …   New thesaurus

  • layperson — [lā′pʉr΄sən] n. a layman …   English World dictionary

  • layperson — UK [ˈleɪˌpɜː(r)s(ə)n] / US [ˈleɪˌpɜrs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms layperson : singular layperson plural laypersons or laypeople UK [ˈleɪˌpiːp(ə)l] / US [ˈleɪˌpɪp(ə)l] used instead of layman or laywoman when you want to say that the person… …   English dictionary

  • layperson — lay|per|son [ leı,pɜrsn ] (plural lay|per|sons or lay|peo|ple [ leı,pipl ] ) noun count used instead of LAYMAN or LAYWOMAN when you want to say that the person could be a man or a woman: the layperson (=all laypersons as a group): How would you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • layperson — noun one who is not formally trained in a given subject or profession The book was written for professionals, but an intelligent layperson could understand most of it. Ant: expert, specialist, professional …   Wiktionary

  • layperson — [[t]le͟ɪpɜː(r)s(ə)n[/t]] laypersons, laypeople (plural) N COUNT A layperson is a person who is not trained, qualified, or experienced in a particular subject or activity. Ant: expert …   English dictionary

  • layperson — noun 1) a prayer book for laypeople Syn: unordained person, member of the congregation, layman, laywoman, member of the laity 2) engineering sounds highly specialized to the layperson Syn: layman, nonexpert, nonprofessional, amateur,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • layperson — noun Date: 1972 a member of the laity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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