a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading.
a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope.
< Latin lēctiōn-
(stem of lēctiō
) a reading, equivalent to lēct
) (past participle of legere
to choose, gather, read; cognate with Greek légein
to speak) + -iōn- -ion