lectorship

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]
 
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lector
late 15c., from L. lector "reader," agent noun from legere "to read" (see lecture).
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