Layperson

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A layperson (or layman) generally refers to a non-ordained member of a church. Depending on context, it is often used to mean a person who is not qualified in a given profession or does not have specific knowledge of a subject.[1]

For more information see laity.

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Laity means "common people"; the English word "laity" comes from the Greek λαϊκός (laikos), meaning "of the people".

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