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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)
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Dr Marinella Caruso is Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, where she holds the Cassamarca Lectorship of the Italian Studies program.
If this were his first lectorship, then it would not be unreasonable to think that this Dominican of the Roman Province would himself have been a student of theology in Rome at Santa Sabina in academic year 1265-1266; that is, that he was himself one of the students in Thomas' classroom when the master lectured a second time on Lombard's Sentences.
Philadelphia: Davis, (Reprinted from Nursing charts her course, a paper presented at Annual Lectorship, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Athens Georgia June, 1962.