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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).


adj nonprofessional.

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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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John 'would, if known as they knew it, lay hold of the wealth of modern science, and of the secrets of modern culture, and of the desires and the necessities of modern spirit.
Some of the articles do grapple admirably with the central question of how these two communities can understand the idea of covenant, most significantly the fact that both lay hold to a claim of divine covenant.
LAY hold upon the hope set before us, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.
21) as phusis, Heidegger admits that "we are not able to lay hold of the be[-ing] of be-ings directly and expressly, neither by way of be-ings, nor in be-ings--nor anywhere else at all" (p.
What if we were willing to lay hold of the altar and not let go until the Lord blessed us and changed our lives?
At issue is "the radical ungraspability of finitude, our inability to lay hold of death and to make of it a work and to make that work the basis for an affirmation of life" (p.
It is all a gift of free grace on which we lay hold by faith.
We believe, teach and confess that faith alone is the means and instrument through which we lay hold of Christ .