layman layman  /ˈleɪ mən/


  • (n) someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person



  1. For the first time in its history, a layman has become chief executive officer in the 3,300,000-member United Presbyterian Church.
  2. The catch is that the layman usually cannot tell the difference between this and a medically significant form of indigestion.
  3. Any fully ordained minister or priest might envy this Christian layman his audience.


  1. Herbie D and the Dangermen, In Layman Terms triumph at Richmond blues competition

    Two area bands won honors at the River City Blues Society of Virginia 's annual blues competition in Richmond on Sunday. Herbie D and The Dangermen took the event's top prize while In Layman Terms was also earned a distinction.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Press

  2. Business awards and achievers

    Morgan Stanley announced Jeff Layman, a senior vice president and portfolio management director with The Layman Group in the wealth management office in Springfield and Kansas City, has been named to the firm's Master's Club, a group composed of the firm'
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader

  3. Layman with an open mic

    After a funeral in which a family member spoke, a preacher involved made the remark that the most dangerous thing a preacher could do was to give a layman an open microphone.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Baytown Sun


  1. "Where is the godliness? Don't listen to what they say .......... One cannot tell the difference between a bishop and a layman anymore. Some of them have sworn to celibacy but they sleep around," Mugabe told supporters on July 7.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Forbes

  2. "I am a layman thankful to his church, anchored by his faith and his humble background," a teary-eyed Lugo, wearing sandals and a simple white shirt, said as he took over from outgoing president Nicanor Duarte.
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Fernando Lugo Source: AFP

  3. "Arron is about winning, about making his team win," Howland said. "You do so many other things to help your team win than just shoot the basketball. For the layman, that's all they see, someone making points. But Arron gets it. Arron...
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Ben Howland Source: Los Angeles Daily News

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