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lay brother/sister

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who belongs to a religious group, especially a group living together in a monastery or convent, and who does simple work for the group, such as preparing food
Translations of “lay brother/sister”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在教堂中打雜的)役工…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在教堂中打杂的)役工…
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