Lector meaning

lĕktər
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A person who reads aloud certain of the scriptural passages used in a church service.
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A public lecturer or reader in certain universities.
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That one of the minor orders whose special function is to read the Scriptures (except the Gospel) at worship services.
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A person who reads the Scripture lessons in a church service.
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A college or university lecturer, esp. in Europe.
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(historical, US, cigar industry) A person who reads aloud to workers, appointed by a trade union.
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Origin of lector

  • Middle English from Late Latin lēctor from Latin reader from lēctus past participle of legere to read lecture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition