lection

noun
lec·​tion | \ ˈlek-shən How to pronounce lection (audio) \

Definition of lection

1 : a liturgical reading for a particular day
2 [New Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin] : a variant reading of a text

First Known Use of lection

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lection

Late Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin, act of reading — more at lesson

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“Lection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lection. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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