Part of speech: noun

One of the laity.

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Usage examples "layman":

  1. " I have heard a parson talk like that," said Mercy, " but never a layman!" - "What's Mine's Mine V1", 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", Howard C. Hillegas.
  3. They are for the layman, not for the artist. - "G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study", Julius West.