Definition of Laymen

1. Noun. (plural of layman) ¹



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Definition of Laymen

1. layman [n] - See also: layman

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laymen

laying off
laying on
laying on of hands
laying open
laying out
laying over
laying siege
laying up
laying waste
layings
layins
layland
laylock
laylocks
layman
laymen (current term)
layn
layoff
layoffs
layout
layouts
layover
layovers
laypeople
layperson
laypersons
lays
lays a foundation
lays bare
lays down

Literary usage of Laymen

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Some of the most prominent Catholic laymen in the country, such as the Earls of Fingall and Kenmare, had acted as Trustees up to the date of the ..."

2. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), William Hazlitt (1875)
"Patronage by laymen of the churches which they founded — 3. ... In the other system, power belongs to the clergy alone; laymen are strangers to it; ..."

3. Church and State in England & Wales, 1829-1906 by Michael John Fitzgerald McCarthy (1906)
"THE houses of laymen having been tried for sixteen years and found ... In 1903 there was a joint meeting of the convocation clergy and the houses of laymen, ..."

4. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1902)
"But no laymen would touch the business. Their design from the Queen downwards was to drive the bishops to the encounter, themselves to reap the benefits. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"13, on behalf of the draft of the bill recommended by the two convocations for their reform and the organization of houses of laymen in connection with them ..."

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