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(lā) [Fr. lai, L. laicus, fr Gr. laïkos, pert. to the people]
Not professionally trained in or qualified to practice any of the professions for which a higher education is required (e.g., law, medicine, clergy).

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Q. what is leukemia in lay person language, what causes it, what are the symptomes, and is it cancer

A. Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells. there are about 6-7 types of Leukemia i think...i'll have to check that one out. it basically means a white blood cell got mutated and started to multiply like crazy. causes severe problems. the types defer in which part of maturation it got cancerous. i hope i helped- if you still need more information, just ask! i'm here.

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workers harbor some concern they could be laid off in the coming year, but that's down from around one in seven last year and around one in five in 2010.
In another report, a labor activist, Faramarz Tofighi, said that reports show that since Now Ruz 30 percent of workers in the manufacturing sector have been laid off due to failing market conditions.
If the contract of employment does not allow for a lay off, what other options does the laid off employee have?
It also held buyouts in its newsroom last year and laid off a small number of employees there.
The subsidy is available to employees who were laid off on or after Sept.
He said the remaining staff were now trying to generate enough new sales to recall those laid off.
Tarmy, manager of corporate communications, would not give the exact number of employees who were laid off.
The Company laid off 68 Guild members today from the advertising, circulation, customer service, finance, marketing and systems departments.
Even during the heyday of progressive capitalism, roughly from the end of World War II to the late 1970s, companies laid off large numbers of workers when they hit hard times.
laid off several hundred white-collar workers Tuesday as part of a plan to bring its ailing North American operations back to profitability.
Turnball says the choir produced only about $1 million in 2005 but has been able to survive because it laid off more than 20 employees.
About 100 mostly low-paid security and maintenance workers will be laid off between January and May, said Thomas Letang, leader of the Public Services Union: