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Definition of "layperson" []

  • A layman or a laywoman. (noun)
  • A man who is not a member of the clergy (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject (noun)

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Use "layperson" in a sentence
  • "And then to have to translate that knowledge to the layperson is a challenge."
  • "The layperson is astonished, while the experts remain silent."
  • "I, or any individual American layperson is not responsible for the Bush adminstration’s actions, or even Congress’ actions for the matter."