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A layperson in the Anglican or Roman Catholic church authorized by a bishop to read some parts of the service.
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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
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a layperson authorized by an Anglican bishop to conduct parts of a service.
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|Noun||1.||lay reader - a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church|
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