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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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Add to this the fact that 85 per cent of New World wines are made to be drunk within two years and it might seem that laying down wine is a practice committed to the past.
He said that the Jawans of security forces have set a noble example of courage and valor by laying down their lives in the line of duty and their sacrifices will never go waste.
Second, it is the worst time for the PKK to discuss possibility of laying down its arms.
In an exclusive chat with reporter here on Friday, senator Adeel declared: the government is ready to stop military operation if militants accept governments writ because the operation was started after militants refused laying down arms as promised in the Swat peace deal.
The school buildings having eight rooms will be constructed by the financial support of United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said provincial education director while laying down foundation stones of the school buildings.
The new work is more radically abstract than his previous painting (even if, as Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel argue in their catalogue essays, Pollock sometimes began by laying down a recognizable image that he went on to obscure), not so much because of any programmatic commitment to abstraction as because the desire for intensity militated against the internal distinctions, above all figure versus ground, on which representation depends.
Their research indicates that cigarette-smoke extract can modify low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) -- the so-called "bad" lipoproteins--enhancing their role in the laying down of artery-clogging plaque.