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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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Critics of the burial said Marcos, who declared martial law and ruled for 20 years, did not deserve to be laid to rest at Libingan ng mga Bayani given the human rights abuses and plunder of government coffers during his term.
It is a fitting tribute to those individuals who have been laid to rest in Llanbeblig Cemetery's common grave.
The North Shields-born movie maker will be laid to rest at a private memorial service in Los Angeles purely for close family this weekend, but a larger public event to pay tribute to the acclaimed movie maker is also being organised.
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An anti-Gaddafi young boy's funeral was laid to rest with the hundreds of people's participation.
ISTANBUL, Jul 7, 2010 (TUR) -- Leading Turkish writer Fusun Akatli, who passed away at the age of 66 on Sunday night, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Summary: This month will see final chapter in the Alder Hey organ scandal as the last stolen human remains are laid to rest.
The body of actress Brittany Murphy was on Wednesday transferred to the cemetery where she will be laid to rest on Thursday according to reports from <a href="http://www.
The King of Pop, who died on June 25 at his rented LA mansion, was to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, on August 29, on what would have been his 51st birthday.
SIR Bobby Robson was laid to rest in a private funeral yesterday, his family said.
Now, when people meet their maker they want to be laid to rest in style.
SCHOOLGIRL Vicky Hamilton will be laid to rest in her father's funeral plot on Friday, it has emerged.