lec·​tion·​ary | \ ˈlek-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce lectionary (audio) \
plural lectionaries

Definition of lectionary

: a book or list of lections for the church year

Examples of lectionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But one of the questions most often asked in e-mails from readers concerned the last paragraph, which asserted that Bible stories about women have slowly disappeared from the Sunday lectionary. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 During these dark days of winter, across the Jewish world, our lectionary carries us through Exodus, the second book in the Torah. Dan Fink, idahostatesman, "A long record of women defying the status quo for a better world | Idaho Statesman," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lectionary

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Lectionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lectionary. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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