lay reader

nounAnglican Church.
  1. a layperson authorized by a bishop to conduct certain parts of a service.

Origin of lay reader

First recorded in 1745–55

Words Nearby lay reader Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lay reader in a sentence

  • Even with her eyes closely bandaged Flame could see perfectly clearly that the lay reader was really quite troubled.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for lay reader

lay reader

  1. Church of England a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist

  2. RC Church a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers

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