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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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The Analysis lays bare the performance of each company highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
Cameras leader Joel Gibb lays bare his artistic calling on "Music Is My Boyfriend," while "We Oh We" opens as a desolate folk tune and then blossoms into an arrangement full of strings.
The subtitle of the book is "Winning the Fight Against Imperialism," and the topic never stands a chance as he lays bare the very innards, the hypocrisy of the American empire and its inequities.
The producer of films such as The Godfather, Chinatown and Love Story, he lays bare his life of affairs and addictions.
Besides, Kirk's report lays bare a lot that is commonly known: There are high profit margins, for example.