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As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
Martin Chemnitz

Meaning of "lay person" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAY PERSON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAY PERSON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lay person is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LAY PERSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Layperson

A layperson 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. For more information see laity.

Definition of lay person in the English dictionary

The definition of lay person in the dictionary is a person who is not a member of the clergy. Other definition of lay person is a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAY PERSON

lay low
lay off
lay on
lay on the line
lay one´s finger on
lay oneself open
lay open
lay out
lay over
lay people
lay preacher
lay reader
lay siege to
lay sister
lay store by
lay to
lay to rest
lay up
lay vicar
lay waste

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAY PERSON

Anderson
Carson
chairperson
draftsperson
Emerson
first person
first-person
Henderson
in person
Jefferson
Macpherson
McPherson
Paterson
person
Peterson
salesperson
Sanderson
second person
spokesperson
third person
tradesperson

Synonyms and antonyms of lay person in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lay person» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAY PERSON

Find out the translation of lay person to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lay person from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lay person» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

非法律专业人士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

laico
570 millions of speakers

English

lay person
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करना व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشخص العادي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мирянин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

leigo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানুষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

laïc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orang awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Laien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一般人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평신도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lay wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நபர் இடுகின்றன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यक्ती लावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzatmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

laico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

świecki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мирянин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

laic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαϊκός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lê persoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lekman
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lå person
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lay person

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAY PERSON»

The term «lay person» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.444 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lay person

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QUOTES WITH «LAY PERSON»

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Martin Chemnitz
As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAY PERSON»

Discover the use of lay person in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lay person and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural ...
Collections management can be a daunting task for volunteers and employees alike. Archives for the Lay Person provides practical, step-by-step guidance for those managing all facets of archival collections at small organizations.
Lois Hamill, 2012
2
Revelation: A Lay Person's Reflections
The opening words of the book of Revelation promise a blessing to those who read and hear the words of the prophecy.
Ray Ruppert, 2007
3
Ministry: Lay Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church: Its ...
A complement to Osborne's previous book, 'Priesthood', this book is an extremely important historical study and must reading for those who seek the central foundation of discipleship within the Roman Catholic Church.
Kenan Osborne, 2003
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The Science of Salvation: Forty-Nine Instant Sermons ...
The compiler of this book is himself a lay person who is sometimes asked to speak. He knows it is often a scramble to put something together with short notice. He and some of his acquaintances have used these materials with marked success.
‎2009
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Ethics in Ministry: A Guide for the Professional
Ministers should experience no embarrassment in saying to a lay person who has asked a particular question or expressed a special need: "Let me help you get in touch with Ms. Jones. She knows more about that problem than I do." Ministers ...
Walter E. Wiest
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The Sociology of Health and Illness
The professional–patient relationship, once characterized as a meeting between the knowledgeable expert and the ignorant lay person, is now more appropriately , and more accurately, described as a 'meeting between. The Sociology of ...
Sarah Nettleton, 2006
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Humanising Psychiatry and Mental Health Care: The Challenge ...
More for the lay person, Tana Dineen (1999) looks at the so-called `Psychology Industry' and explores how people are turned into `victims'. This is a view shared by Lucy Johnstone, a psychologist, whose book `Users and Abusers of ...
Rachel Freeth, 2007
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals
Often there is no witness other than the lawyer and the lay person whom he has solicited, rendering it difficult or impossible to obtain reliable proof of what actually took place. This would be especially true if the lay person were so distressed at ...
Therese A. Cannon, 2008
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Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide
In founding his monastic order the Buddha initiated a social contract between monk and lay person that is still as important today as it was when the Sangha was established. Traditionally male and female lay people who committed ...
Kevin Trainor, 2004
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Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-liberal, ...
The mission of the lay person is to be a great Catholic lawyer, physician, journalist, business executive, truck driver, baker, manual laborer, parent — transforming all those occupations, and the worlds they form, from within. The Church needs ...
Robert E. Barron, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAY PERSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lay person is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Lord is my Shepherd | Catholic World Report - Global Church …
Each of us—whether you are a bishop, priest, religious, or lay person—needs rest from the cares of the world and time spent in quiet solitude ... «Catholic World Report, Jul 15»
2
Lesbian appeals to Pope Francis after Catholic school fires her …
... question the integrity of continuing to participate in an institution that does not fully embrace me as [a] lay person, as a woman or as a lesbian. «Lifesite, Jul 15»
3
Court filing alleges secret soil deal
What it comes down to is follow the money," he said. "It raises so many red flags to me as a lay person. I mean wow." Active Earth engineer Matt ... «Cowichan Valley Citizen, Jul 15»
4
The perils of DIY conveyancing
Every sale is different, no matter how straightforward it might seem. It may be difficult for a lay person, without the benefit of professional advice, ... «Access Legal from Shoosmiths, Jul 15»
5
Is Salvador Dali's ghost roaming in Zimbabwe?
Surrealism for a lay person is the manner in which an artist tries to invoke the subconscious within a person by using disparate and unrelated ... «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»
6
Valuing jewellery: cash in your gold and silver
... methods of measurement, and a refractometer — an instrument that measures the refractive index of an item, which to a lay person means it ... «Homes and Property, Jul 15»
7
Adoption for mixed couples made easier
... Ms Merchant told the court that her client is a lay person and does not know the procedure and she had procured the NOC because she was ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
8
Verdict due in Paignton mobile homes trial
"How hard is it for a lay person to lay concrete in rectangle? It's not rocket science. "Who could foresee these problems? These were not the ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
9
Curran v Collins [2015] EWCA Civ 404
Ms Crowther submits that the court should consider how the will would appear to a lay person and that it would not follow that the will would ... «Family Law Week, Jul 15»
10
Plumbing For Data Is A Sexier Investment Than You Think
I recall inventing countless analogies that would explain to the lay person what Internet routing was all about: electronic mailmen, Fedex ... «Pulse, Jul 15»

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