What does the word layman mean?

Usage examples for layman

  1. " I have heard a parson talk like that," said Mercy, " but never a layman!" – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  2. The struggle is one which was brought about by the politicians, but it will probably be ended by the layman who wields a sword, and who knows nothing of the intricacies of diplomacy. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  3. They are for the layman, not for the artist. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
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