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lectern

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noun lec·tern \ˈlek-tərn\

Simple Definition of lectern

  • : a stand that holds a book, notes, etc., for someone who is reading, speaking, or teaching

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lectern

  1. :  a stand used to support a book or script in a convenient position for a standing reader or speaker; especially :  one from which scripture lessons are read in a church service

Origin and Etymology of lectern

Middle English lettorne, from Anglo-French leitrun, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum, from Latin legere to read — more at legend


First Known Use: 14th century

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