lec·​tor | \ ˈlek-tər How to pronounce lector (audio) , -ˌtȯr\

Definition of lector

: a person who assists at a worship service chiefly by reading the lection

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In the play, a lector, well dressed and well mannered, reads to workers rolling cigars in nineteenth-century Tampa. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "Nilo Cruz’s “Exquisita Agonía” and What We Lose Through Dispossession," 4 June 2017 Koreans will often make the dish both to eat and spread around the house to keep evil spirits away, according to Seungja Choi, a senior lector of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Time, "4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World," 13 Dec. 2017 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. Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "Bears co-owner Patrick McCaskey to talk 'Pilgrimage' book in Lake Forest," 7 June 2017 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. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Harry St. A. O'Neill, retired District Court judge, dies," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of lector

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lector

Middle English, from Late Latin, reader of the lessons in a church service, from Latin, reader, from legere

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