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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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Cloma and his group were driven away by the Chinese Navy after they laid claim to Freedomland by occupying it.
Having laid claim to the billiards' title a fortnight ago, Bomarsund still have a game to play against S/Hirst C.
THE town has often laid claim to being the region's textile capital, plus a standard bearer for music and poetry.
While the FBI was able to intercept the money before it was taken by the scammers, American Greetings, Frito-Lay, and Supervalu have all laid claim to the money and U.S.
Chiefs, for example, laid claim to the idea they could ensure rain and agricultural fertility through their relationship with autochthons, a perilous claim given the instability of the rainfall regime in the area.
Several Scottish councils laid claim to the fictional figure.
"Breguet has laid claim to arguably the best location on Rodeo Drive in one of the most prestigious retail markets in the country," said Cohen.
SELDONS had three players score hat-tricks as Kyle Slater, Callum Millward and Jake Frampton all laid claim to the matchball in the 10-4 10-4 victory over Bickerstaffe in the under11s division, Chris Curran scoring the other.