Laywoman meaning

lā'wo͝om'ən
A woman who is not a cleric.
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A woman who is a nonprofessional in a given field.
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A woman of the laity; woman not a nun, not a member of the clergy, etc.
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A woman not belonging to or skilled in a given profession.
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A woman who is a layperson, one who has not taken a religious oath (such as becoming a nun).
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By analogy, a woman who is not a professional in a given field.

Carmen is not a professional anthropologist, but strictly a laywoman.

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