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1. A person who reads aloud certain of the scriptural passages used in a church service.
2. A public lecturer or reader in certain universities.

[Middle English, from Late Latin lēctor, from Latin, reader, from lēctus, past participle of legere, to read; see lecture.]


1. (Professions) a lecturer or reader in certain universities
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church
a. a person appointed to read lessons at certain services
b. (in convents or monastic establishments) a member of the community appointed to read aloud during meals
[C15: from Latin, from legere to read]
lectorate, ˈlectorˌship n


(ˈlɛk tər)

a lecturer in a college or university.
[1425–75; < Latin: a reader <leg(ere) to read]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lector - someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"
2.lector - a public lecturer at certain universitieslector - a public lecturer at certain universities
educator, pedagog, pedagogue - someone who educates young people


[ˈlektɔːʳ] N (Univ) → profesor(a) m/f de universidad


n (Univ: = foreign language assistant) → Lektor(in) m(f)