- a member of the next to lowest-ranking of the minor orders.
- the order itself.Compare acolyte (def. 2), exorcist (def. 2), ostiary (def. 1).
Origin of lector
OTHER WORDS FROM lectorlec·tor·ate [lek-ter-it, -tuh-reyt], /ˈlɛk tər ɪt, -təˌreɪt/, lec·tor·ship, noun
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How to use lector in a sentence
Earlier this year Pope Francis issued a decree formally allowing women to serve as lectors and acolytes in the Roman Catholic Church, roles that many women around the world have informally had for some time.Women Lead Religious Groups In Many Ways – Besides The Growing Number Who Have Been Ordained|LGBTQ-Editor|December 13, 2021|No Straight News
Subject to caveat lector, you'll want to read the whole thing.'Don't Worry, There Aren't Men in the House Today'|David Frum|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brother Pasquerel held the office of reader (lector) in his monastery.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Bid the sub-chancellor send out to them Thomas the lector to read unto them from the 'Gesta beati Benedicti.'The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
Lector intende; ltaberis, he says in ending his short preface, and he judged his work aright.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
In 1822 the poet was nominated lector in Danish language and literature at Sor College, and he now married.
On his return from abroad in 1822 he was appointed a lector at the famous school at Sorø on the island of Sjælland.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark|Jens Christian Aaberg
British Dictionary definitions for lector
- a person appointed to read lessons at certain services
- (in convents or monastic establishments) a member of the community appointed to read aloud during meals