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Word: layman

Definition: man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional


Sentences Containing 'layman'

"Shakamaxon" (AN-88) was laid down on 30 June 1944 by the Leathern D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 9 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Theodore E. Layman; and commissioned on 5 April 1945.
A crossover with "Army of Darkness", "Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness", was written by John Layman with art by Fabiano Neves, Fernando Blanco and Sean Phillips.
A definition in layman's terms might be given as "a program that teaches a computer how to draw something in a specific and unique way".
According to the earliest church records, the Baptists Praying Society was established when "In the year 1817, Jesse D. Green, a layman, was active in gathering together the few scattered Baptists in Augusta, and, after holding one or more preliminary meetings, the brethren and sisters, to the number of eighteen, had drawn up and adopted a covenant, to which they affixed their names."
An active Catholic layman, he was elected the first president of the St.
Based on Merovingian "ad hoc" arrangements, using the form "missus regis" (the "king's envoy") and sending a layman and an ecclesiastic in pairs, the use of "missi dominici" was fully exploited by Charlemagne (ruling 768—814), who made them a regular part of his administration, "a highly intelligent and plausible innovation in Carolingian government", Norman F. Cantor observes, "and a tribute to the administrative skill of the ecclesiastics, such as Alcuin and Einhard".
Byrnes was a leading Methodist layman and was involved with a number of charities in Parramatta including the District Hospital and the Benevolent Society State Parliament.
For the layman, the most confusing element is primer and priming surfaces.
Harley has spent the last year applying for parole, only to see her request systematically rejected by Bruce Wayne, the layman member of Arkham's medical commission.
Hazard ratios can prove harder to explain in layman's terms.
He entered enthusiastically into the tractarian movement from its commencement, doing all in his power as a layman to forward it; he became friends with most of the leaders, especially Dr. Pusey, and his whole life and means were spent in promoting the interests of this section of the Church of England.
He succeeded in his opposition to the proposed establishment of a new rabbinical school on the plan of those in Vilna and Zhitomir, but he failed in his attempt to induce the government to recognize as the real head of the Jewish communities the synagogue rabbi instead of the government rabbi, who was in reality only a civil functionary and a layman.
He was a layman throughout his missionary service, being neither admitted to the diaconate nor ordained as a priest. His use of the Māori language left good scope for improvement, in our view, and as for legal draftsmanship his deeds were in urgent need of repair".
He was also a popular scientific author in his native language of Bengali, and was the author of "Banglar Makorsha" (literally: "Bengal's spiders") for the layman.
He was awarded Portland’s First Citizen, recognised as Multnomah County Medical Society Layman of the Year, received the Distinguished Service Award of Anti-Defamation League, and the Salvation Army Community Pride Award, an Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Lewis Clark College, the Drug Awareness Council Person of the Year Award, the Oregon Toastmasters Communicator of the Year, and also named as one of 100 Outstanding Graduates of Jefferson High from 1909 to 2009.
In layman's terms, dreams allow certain needs to be fulfilled without the conscious mind needing to be aware of such fulfillment.
In layman's terms, the stock price or the value of a company is the present value of its future cash flows.
Like his father, Dielmann was a leading Catholic layman, as a member of the St.
Saint Francis Zhang Rong, layman and a farmer, 53.
Saint John Baptist Luo Tingyin, layman 23.
Saint Laurence Bai Xiaoman, a Chinese layman, and an unassuming worker.
Saint Matthew Feng De, layman and neophyte, 54.
Saint Peter Zhang Banniu, layman and labourer.
Saint Thomas Shen Jihe, layman and a manservant, 50.
Sergius, a layman like myself, has been consecrated metropolitan of Ravenna; the layman Stephen has even been ordained Bishop of Naples...” Infuriated by his arguments, the synod ordered Constantine beaten, had his tongue torn out, and excommunicated him from the Church.
The blinded prisoner was brought before the council, where they questioned his elevation to the Apostolic See when he was still a layman.
They were sent out collegially, usually in twos, an ecclesiastic and a layman, and were generally complete strangers to the district which they administered, to deter them from putting out local roots and acting on their own initiative, as the counts were doing.
Trigeorgis also has broadened exposure to real options through layman articles in publications such as The Wall Street Journal. This popularization is such that ROV is now a standard offering in postgraduate finance degrees, and often, even in MBA curricula at many Business Schools.
Wilson was a friend of Boston founder John Winthrop, who was a layman in the church.
With John Layman, he wrote the 2007-2009 "Tek Jansen" comic book, based on the Stephen Colbert character.

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::: enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound