Was the gentleman” (he chose that word as he looked at the boys) “layman or clerk?
Is she a layman in the sense of that word in the Discipline?
But he is wrong when he denies to her a right to a seat in this body as a layman.
As an acolyte, after all, he rated just barely above a layman; he had no powers whatever.
He had a friend, a layman, who was a good man, belonged to ...