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layman

noun [C] uk   /ˈleɪ.mən/ (plural -men   /-mən/   ) (also layperson) us  

layman noun [C] (CHURCH)

someone who is part of a religious organization but who is not paid or specially trainedReligious leaders and officials

layman noun [C] (NOT TRAINED)

someone who is not trained in or does not have a detailed knowledge of a particular subjectInexperienced people and lack of experience
(Definition of layman from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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