variants: or less commonly prelector \ prēˈlektə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of praelector

1 : a reader, lecturer, or professor in a college or university
2 : a college officer (as in Cambridge University) in charge of presenting members of the college to the university for matriculation and graduation

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History and Etymology for praelector

New Latin, from Late Latin praelector one that reads aloud and expounds upon an author, from Latin praelectus (past participle of praelegere to read aloud and expound) + -or

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“Praelector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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