lection

noun

lec·​tion ˈlek-shən How to pronounce lection (audio)
1
: a liturgical reading for a particular day
2
[New Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin] : a variant reading of a text

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lection was in 1608

Dictionary Entries Near lection

Cite this Entry

“Lection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lection. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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