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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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60 others from the provinces of Damascus, Quneitra and Homs also laid down arms and turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities on Nov 7.
You have laid down your weapons as per your free will," Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Nasir Khan Janjua said while addressing the ceremony.
He said that management of various government hospitals contacted AG Sindh for payment of their bills, but those bills which were not submitted according to laid down procedures have been returned without any consideration.
Apart from making assessment and accreditation mandatory for higher educational institutions, the UGC has already laid down minimum standards of instruction for the grant of first degree, Master s degree and M.
BILBAO, Rajab 22, 1434, Jun 1, 2013, SPA -- A peace movement set up 28 years ago to counter the violence of the Basque militant group ETA formally dissolved on Saturday, saying that it had achieved its objective now that ETA has laid down its arms, Reuters reported.
Cornerstone for Liwan project laid down in Thi Qar Thi Qar/ Aswat al-Iraq: An inauguration ceremony was held here to lay down the cornerstone of building 850 villas and a power station with the amount of 500 million dollars.
Muscat, Oct 16 (ONA) The Foundation Stone for the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the Sultanate was laid down at the Embassies District here today under the patronage of President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania and in the presence of Eng.
Summary: Economy and Trade Minister Nicolas Nahas laid down an official policy for disposing of spoiled goods Wednesday.
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.
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.