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n. pl. lec·tion·ar·ies
A book or list of lections to be read at church services during the year.
[Medieval Latin lēctiōnārium, from Latin lēctiō, lēctiōn-, a reading; see lesson.]
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n, pl -aries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a book containing readings appointed to be read at divine services
[C15: from Church Latin lectiōnārium, from lectio lection]
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lec•tion•ar•y(ˈlɛk ʃəˌnɛr i)
n., pl. -ar•ies.
a book or a list of lections for reading in a divine service.
[1770–80; < Medieval Latin lēctiōnārius]
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a list of the lections, or texts, to be read in church services through-out the canonical year.See also: Bible, Church
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