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lay brother/sisternoun [C]

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someone who ​belongs to a ​religiousgroup, ​especially a ​groupliving together in a monastery or convent, and who does ​simplework for the ​group, such as ​preparingfood
(Definition of lay brother/sister from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lay brother/sister”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在教堂中打杂的)役工…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在教堂中打雜的)役工…
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