Variant of lecture
- an informative talk given as before an audience or class and usually prepared beforehand
- the text of such a talk
- a lengthy rebuke or scolding
Origin: ME, act of reading from Midieval Latin lectura from past participle of Classical Latin legere, to read: see logic
- to give a lecture to
- to rebuke or scold at length
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