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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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Major General Asif Ghafoor, the incumbent Spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, had previously told the Voice of America that they are targeting to finish the laying down of the fence by the end of 2018.
said that the people of area were thankful to the provincial government, and SNGPL for the assurance to start work for laying down pipelines in their area and according approval to the provision of Gas to Nari Panos Karak.
Local elders present in the ceremony for laying down foundation of the two schools welcomed the move terming it a good sign of development in the area.
Draft agenda: Regulation on the simplification of the CAP (single CMO); regulation laying down general rules on the definition, description and presentation of spirit drinks; decision on the simplification of the import regime for manioc from Thailand into the Community; (possible) state of play of WTO-DDA negotiations, information from the Commission; proposal amending the regulation laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption, exchange of views; proposal for a directive laying down minimum rules for the welfare of chicken kept for meat production; avian influenza (H5N1), information from the Commission
After laying down me administration's line in the sand, Joseph added: "As an officer of the Executive Branch of my government, I took an oath to protect the Constitution--a duty that is an honor to uphold." Given the Bush administration's low popularity among the Republican faithful for its failure to hew to an agenda of old-fashioned conservatism and the administration's heretofore weak stands on the behalf of gun owners (as exemplified by Bush's professed willingness to reenact the so-called Assault Weapons Ban that outlawed certain guns simply because they "looked" menacing), it's hard to see the turn of events as anything else.
It began the practice of Corpus Christi carpets in the 1950s, laying down one color of sawdust on a narrow sidewalk along the side of the church.
Like the laying down of their arms, only time will tell if everyone is on board the peace train.
Chelsea players have been issued with dossiers laying down the rules over their behaviour both in private and public
EUROPEAN Union ministers have been asked to approve new rules laying down minimum rest periods and other safety-related personnel regulations for civil aviation crews.