Definition of lector
: a person who assists at a worship service chiefly by reading the lection
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But McCaskey, who lives in Lake Forest and works as a lector and parish board member at Church of St. Mary, also has found time to write five books.
Judge O'Neill had been a communicant, lector and cantor at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Fallston, and in 1983 had been ordained a deacon by Archbishop William D. Borders.
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Origin and Etymology of lector
Middle English, from Late Latin, reader of the lessons in a church service, from Latin, reader, from legere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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