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lay reader

n.
A layperson in the Anglican or Roman Catholic church authorized by a bishop to read some parts of the service.

lay reader

n
1. (Anglicanism) Church of England a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers

lay′ read`er


n.
a layperson authorized by an Anglican bishop to conduct parts of a service.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.lay reader - a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
layman, layperson, secular - someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
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