Layperson vs Impropriator - What's the difference?

layperson | impropriator |


As nouns the difference between layperson and impropriator

is that layperson is a person who is not a cleric while impropriator is (archaic) a layperson in possession of ecclesiastical property.

layperson

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • a person who is not a cleric
  • one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject or activity
  • The book was written for professionals, but an intelligent layperson could understand most of it.

    Antonyms

    *(one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject) aficionado, expert, professional, specialist

    See also

    * laity * lay * layman English politically correct terms

    impropriator

    English

    Noun

    (impropriators)
  • (archaic) a layperson in possession of ecclesiastical property