- The definition of a layman is a person who is not a professional in a given field, or a non-ordained member of a church.
A casual handyman who does some projects at home but who is not a professional is an example of a layman.
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- A man who is not a cleric.
- A man who is a nonprofessional: His is just the layman's view of medicine. See Usage Note at man.
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