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laity

[lā′itē]
Etymology: Gk, laikos, of the people
a nonprofessional segment of the population, as viewed from the perspective of a member of a particular profession. A clergyman may regard a physician as a member of the laity and vice versa.

laity

(lā′ĭ-tē) [Gr. laos, the people]
Individuals who are not members of a particular profession such as law, dentistry, medicine, or the ministry.
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And even better, it's written with non-specialists in mind: details are inclusive but not so technical the average lay person can't understand, and while it offers extensive in-depth details and chapters in everything from terms and concepts to diseases, its function as an understandable overview isn't lost.
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For example, researchers, perhaps preoccupied with the problem of statistical power for small populations, are often stricter than a lay person might expect as to what constitutes positive evidence of an environmental health problem.
It is a privilege, both to experience their faith and joy, and, in return, to be able to help them financially, and in other ways, eg, bringing over a priest or lay person for a period of study, to cultivate and further knowledge.
Look in most sports medicine books, whether written for the lay person or the health professional, and you will see something that says stretching prevents injury.
Perhaps lay folk should remember their minister is a lay person too,but one who happens to wear a dog collar.
Although the book covers an intriguing topic, it is not aimed at the lay person.
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An activist Methodist church lay person told us many women in the church wanted to find ways to make the case that the issue of whether God started the universe or has a purpose for humanity today -- theological questions unanswerable by science -- is entirely different from the process of evolutionary development.
To the lay person like myself, there doesn't appear to be one.
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The book includes a copy of the statute with explanatory annotations and a useful summary helping both the professional and lay person interpret both the objectives of the Act and their application and enforcement under the UK law.