lectorate

noun, often capitalized
lec·​tor·​ate | \ ˈlekt(ə)rə̇t, -təˌrāt \
variants: or lectorship \ ˈlektərˌship , -​kˌtȯrˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of lectorate

: the office or order of lector

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History and Etymology for lectorate

Late Latin lectoratus, from lector lector + Latin -atus -ate

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“Lectorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lectorate. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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