(historical, US, cigar industry) A person who readsaloud to workers, appointed by a trade union.
Origin of lector
Middle English from Late Latin lēctorfrom Latin readerfromlēctuspast participle oflegereto readlecture
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Lector Sentence Examples
After the king's death Nordin shared in the general disgrace of the Gustavians and lived in retirement at the little town of Hernesand, where he held the post of lector at the gymnasium.
But it is evident that he must have written his work De Eruditione Filiorum Regalium (where he styles himself as "Vincentius Belvacensis, de ordine praedicatorum, qualiscumque lector in monasterio de Regali Monte") after this date and yet before January 1260, the approximate date of his Tractatus Consolatorius.
Of Philoxenus's part in the struggle we possess not too trustworthy accounts by hostile writers, such as Theophanes and Theodorus Lector.
About 1270 he returned to Oxford and taught there, being elected in 1275 provincial minister of the Franciscans in England, but he was soon afterwards called to Rome as lector sacri palatii, or theological lecturer in the schools of the papal palace.