a layperson authorized by a bishop to conduct certain parts of a service.
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How to use lay reader in a sentence
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Waking at Dawn two single thoughts consumed her,—the lay reader, and the humpiest of the express packages downstairs.
Even the lay reader had not received such a laughing But even to herself she did not say just what she was laughing at.
Then "Bertrand the lay reader" relaxed in an indisputably genuine gasp of astonishment.
It was astonishing how a man as broad-shouldered as the lay reader could pass so easily through a crack.
Even with her eyes closely bandaged Flame could see perfectly clearly that the lay reader was really quite troubled.
British Dictionary definitions for lay reader
Church of England a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist
RC Church a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers
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