lector

[lek-ter]
noun
1.
a lecturer in a college or university.
2.
Roman Catholic Church.
a.
a member of the next to lowest-ranking of the minor orders.
b.
the order itself. Compare acolyte ( def 2 ), exorcist ( def 2 ), ostiary ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: a reader, equivalent to leg(ere) to read + -tor -tor

lectorate [lek-ter-it, -tuh-reyt] , lectorship, noun
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lector (ˈlɛktɔː)
 
n
1.  a lecturer or reader in certain universities
2.  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
 
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lector
late 15c., from L. lector "reader," agent noun from legere "to read" (see lecture).
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lector

in Christianity, a person chosen or set apart to read Holy Scripture in the church services. In the Eastern Orthodox churches lector is one of the minor orders in preparation for the priesthood. Although formerly a minor order in the Roman Catholic Church, the office was named a ministry by Pope Paul VI in a motu proprio (initiated by the Pope without advice, effective Jan. 1, 1973) and was opened to laymen. Officially this ministry is reserved to men, although in practice women may serve as lectors without being formally installed in the ministry

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