Lay·man n.; pl. Laymen
1. One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do.
Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned myself with speculations which belong to the profession. --Dryden.
2. A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above).
n : someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
[syn: layperson] [ant: clergyman]