Translation of layman in Spanish:

layman

Pronunciation: /-mən//ˈleɪmən//ˈleɪmən/

noun

  • 1

    (non-expert)
    a book written for the layman un libro dirigido al lector lego / profano en la materia
    • which, in layman's terms, means ... lo que significa, en lenguaje más accesible, ...
  • 2

    Religion
    (masculine and feminine) seglar
    laico masculine
    laica feminine
    • Almost immediately, the producers surrendered, agreeing to a strict enforcement of the Code under the administration of a prominent Catholic layman.
    • In one story, a layman coming to pray at the church places a money offering at the foot of the cross.
    • The priests, pastors, and laymen of this religion are the people of America.
    • A leading layman in the Presbyterian Church, he held for years the post of honorary director of the Union Theological Seminary.
    • Renditions from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries show a sequence of discrete scenes, including one in which monks and laymen are assembled before an imposing sculpted icon.
    • In the United States Armenian priests are elected by laymen and ordained by bishops, but confirmed by the Patriarch, who resides in Armenia.
    • The key to accomplishing this must surely be the biblical training of pastors and active laymen.
    • The secular churches were prominent patrons, as were the leading individual laymen and ecclesiastics.
    • "Frere (au) chapeau" (a brother in a hat) referred to a layman or monk not entitled to a hood when escorting a superior of his religious order.
    • Gradually, the plays moved outside the church, laymen joined the cast, and Latin was replaced by the vernacular.