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English definition of “lay brother/sister”

lay brother/sister

noun [C]    
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 Monks and nuns
(Definition of lay brother/sister noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

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