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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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[F]aith, in the Council of Trent, is the beginning and preparation for justification, not because it lays hold of justification, that is, of the remission of sins, freely for Christ's sake, which is set forth in the promise of the Gospel, but because it incites the free will to elicit such movements, or acts, which ...
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Theo Dieter's account of Luther on justification is a gem, capturing Luther's understanding of how the sinner lays hold of unconditionally given forgiveness and receives the Holy Spirit's gifts of new desires for gradually transformed living.