lay participation meaning, lay participation definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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participate

  
  ( participates    3rd person present)   ( participating    present participle)   ( participated    past tense & past participle  ) If you participatein an activity, you take part in it.      verb  
They expected him to participate in the ceremony...      V in n  
...special contracts at lower rates for participating corporations.      V-ing  
   participation             n-uncount  
...participation in religious activities.     
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exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax

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