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lection

[lek-shuh n] /ˈlɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading.
2.
a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin lēctiōn- (stem of lēctiō) a reading, equivalent to lēct(us) (past participle of legere to choose, gather, read; cognate with Greek légein to speak) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for lection

lection

/ˈlɛkʃən/
noun
1.
a variant reading of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text
Word Origin
C16: from Latin lectio a reading, from legere to read, select
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Word Origin and History for lection
n.

1530s, from Old French lection, from Latin lectionem (nominative lectio), noun of action from past participle stem of legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)).

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