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lay

(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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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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A council spokesman said: "The memorials in question were laid down after inspections in 2003 in which they were deemed to be unsafe.
On this occasion, the SSP said that several cases of murder, kidnapping, theft and robbery had been registered at various police stations against those who had laid down arms .
Earlier on April 21, 434 militants laid down their weapons and surrendered to the authorities in the provincial capital of Quetta.
BEIRUT: Economy and Trade Minister Nicolas Nahas laid down an official policy for disposing of spoiled goods Wednesday, as the government continues to mull over a plan to get rid of hundreds of tons of expired food and drugs discovered in the country.
Pupils at Tonypandy Primary - with the help of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's dedicated Road Safety Team and their local South Wales Police neighbourhood policing team - have laid down the law to drivers.
Jesus said this to his disciples before He laid down His life.
Imphal, Aug 18 (ANI): Sixteen militants recently laid down their arms before the security forces in Manipur.
Summary: The UAE announced on Monday that its role in Libya is strictly confined to delivery of humanitarian assistance in consistency with the policy laid down by the leadership
The conditions for political competition in Kyrgyzstan are artificially laid down in the revised draft of the Constitution.
All other conditions, eligible institutions and behavioural constraints remain as laid down in the original decision of 13 October 2008.
Member states are required to designate points of entry, which comply with the minimum requirements laid down in the regulation (logistics, staff, access to appropriate laboratory capacity, etc) through which consignments must enter the territory of the EU.
Well why honour unknown men who laid down their lives for their country, when you can honour a celebrity who laid down his passport and got a one-way ticket out of Britain so he could cease paying taxes which pay the wages of those unsexy people who die for our country?