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English definition of “lay”

lay

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/leɪ/
NOT A PRIEST involved in religious activities, but not trained as a priest: a lay preacher Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE not having special or detailed knowledge of a subject: a lay person/audienceInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
(Definition of lay adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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