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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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His final two chapters are entitled "Sixties Freedom" and "Conservative Freedom." He concludes the former by stating emphatically that the Freedom Movement, the Women's Movement, and the New Left made the United States "more open and tolerant," that is, "a freer country." On the conservative ascendance (though he cannot resist occasional sarcasm), he fully acknowledges the New Right's skill in laying claim to the rhetoric of liberty and portraying liberals and leftists as anti-freedom statists and egalitarians.
"Experts" laying claim to some aspect of the NBC terrorism issue--crisis forecasting, consequence management, disaster planning, biotechnology research, medical care, high-tech detection devices--can be found throughout the public and private sectors.
Moreover, most of the illusions are purely visual, laying claim to the eye rather than appealing to the mind: what we see is all there is.