Was the gentleman” (he chose that word as he looked at the boys) “layman or clerk?
But he is wrong when he denies to her a right to a seat in this body as a layman.
Is she a layman in the sense of that word in the Discipline?
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 the Army.
Of course, it is difficult for a layman to form an opinion when experts differ.
This book is written in terms that are comprehensible to the layman.
For such an affront from a layman there was no precedent in all the lore of rabbis or scribes.
The American layman had lost sight of ideals; the American priest had lost sight of faith.
They are fine for teachers, but discouraging for the layman.