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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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Merchants cannot change the price of merchandise in a lay away agreement by increasing payments or by substituting lower priced merchandise.
5million move from Manchester United to Sunderland on Monday after his former team-mate persuaded him his future lay away from Old Trafford.
Pictures of the 29-year-old looking glum as he trudged off the Millennium Stadium pitch led some to suggest his future lay away from Old Trafford.