Associations to the word «Layman»


LAYMAN, noun. Layperson, someone who is not an ordained cleric or member of the clergy
LAYMAN, noun. By analogy, someone who is not a professional in a given field
LAYMAN, noun. A common person
LAYMAN, noun. A person who is untrained or lacks knowledge of a subject
LAYMAN, noun. A generally ignorant person
LAYMAN, noun. Lay-sister or lay-brother, person received into a convent of monks, following the vows, but not being member of the order

Dictionary definition

LAYMAN, noun. Someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne