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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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CM Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar in his message on National Police Martyrs Day said that nation will always remember sacrifices of police martyrs who laid down their lives for peace in the country.
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 .
The insurgents laid down their weapons under the leadership of the commander Omar Baloch, a member of a banned outfit involved in carrying out terrorist activities in the province.
ETA laid down weapons in October 2011 after four decades of armed struggle for independence for Basque lands in Spain and southern France that resulted in more than 800 deaths.
He said that they should lay down their arms "in order to save the lives of the remaining Filipinos in that area as well as to avoid more bloodshed." When asked how the members of the Sulu "royal army" would be treated after they have laid down their arms, Hernandez said they have not information yet on how that would happen.
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