lay person








noun

  1. a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
  2. a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

plural noun

  1. laymen and laywomen collectively.

noun plural lay persons, lay people, laypersons or laypeople

  1. a person who is not a member of the clergy
  2. a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subjecta lay person’s guide to conveyancing

n.1972, gender-neutral version of layman.

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