lection

[ lek-shuhn ]
/ ˈlɛk ʃən /

noun

a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading.
a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope.

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Origin of lection

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

a variant reading of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text

Word Origin for lection

C16: from Latin lectio a reading, from legere to read, select
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