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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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Qatar National Bank (QNB) says once customers who are shareholders in any of the companies distributing dividends through the bank have registered for the service, their dividends will be deposited directly to their QNB accounts free of charge.<p>QNB lays claim to being one of the fastest growing banks in the MENA region.
Which English seaside resort lays claim to having the longest pleasure pier in the world?
The company, which originally started out making bicycles, lays claim to making the first four-cylinder engine in 1902.
London lays claim to the most expensive retail space in the world with peak rents of $1,429 psf on New Bond Street, according to the NAI Global's 2008 Global Market Report.