(redirected from laid claim)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


(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.

Patient discussion about lay

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.

More discussions about lay
References in periodicals archive ?
I am laid claim to by the Other who is hungry, and that is all.
Japan and China have both laid claim to the Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in Chinese.
Nobody has laid claim to a pre-1938 date yet so please, if you have any details, get them to me soon.
The days when Mahler's symphonies were considered the property of certain orchestras are long gone, yet both the San Francisco Symphony and the Philharmonic have laid claim to these works.
one of the companies that has laid claim to patent rights on BlyS, plans to test this possibility next year by treating lupus patients with an anti-BlyS antibody.
Engineers and college professors laid claim to professional status.
Taking first place last Sunday at the Evansville Thunder on the Ohio race, driver Steve David laid claim to his fifth ever career victory, averaging a speed of 137.
VENTURA - Professional bounty hunter Duane ``Dog'' Chapman and a victim of convicted rapist Andrew Luster were among five parties who laid claim Monday to the $1 million cash bail forfeited by the Max Factor heir.