noun. ['leɪˈpɝːsɪn'] someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.
- common person
- common man
- lay reader
Words that Rhyme with Layperson
Example sentences of the word layperson
1. Noun, singular or mass
All surgical procedures must be done by a licensed eye doctor and must never be undertaken by a layperson.
Sometimes a priest conducts the ceremony, but more often a layperson takes this role.
Quotes containing the word layperson
1. Teaching the layperson (divulgare) is not distorting (tergiversare) the subject, but educating the public; and it is our duty as scientists to educate without distorting the essence of the scientific knowledge attained by humanity. The future of our society depends upon this premise.
- Felix Alba-Juez, Galloping with Light - Einstein, Relativity, and Folklore