HyperDic: lay_reader

English > 1 sense of the expression lay reader:
NOUNperson lay readera layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
English > lay reader: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church.
Broaderlayman, layperson, secularsomeone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

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