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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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In addition, Layman served as chairman of the National Coalition to Protect Family Leave, a coalition of companies and associations that supported public policy promoting voluntary, employer-provided leave benefits.
Transferred to Saeed Bin Suroor, Layman won on his three-year-old reappearance in the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes over 1m at Salisbury, his return delayed until August due to injury hold-ups.
Layman said the branch from his 11,000-SF Springdale-based store was a strategic move to help better serve the store's commercial customers in Benton County because there is so much construction activity in the area.
Layman comes to the company with over 30 years of experience in the food service and specialty beverage industry.
Although Layman would appear to be the stable first string, racing manager Simon Crisford thinks Echo Of Light would have a better chance if the ground is soft.
William Hill: 6-4 Dubawi, 11-4 Rakti, Starcraft, 8-1 Chic, 9-1 Mullins Bay, 11-1 Sleeping Indian, 25-1 Layman, Virginia Waters, 150-1 Council Member, 200-1 Blatant.
Having knocked on the door of high class as a two-year-old for Andre Fabre, Layman won on his return run at Salisbury just over a fortnight ago and appears the likely improver in a field that looks anything but the strongest Group Two assembled.
Layman made his debut in the royal blue colours at Salisbury recently.
Prime Resins, Conyers, GA, has added Paul Layman to its growing network of account representatives as Territory Manager for the Western United States.
Kelly Layman was named to head the bond department at Ribelin Lowell.
The rational lay hero differs from the traditional Christian everyman in emphasizing the right and ability of the layman to think and act for himself.
Kabnis's conversation with Halsey and Layman makes reference to peonage in general and - unmistakably - to the Williams case in particular.