Definition of lector in English:
1A reader, especially someone who reads lessons in a church service.
- If the lector reads the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation, prepare those in a similar manner.
- Further, if a suitable lector is not present, then the priest celebrant also delivers the other readings.
- The lectors minister the presence of God who speaks when the scriptures are proclaimed in church.
2A lecturer, especially one employed in a foreign university to teach in their native language.
- We drank and partied with my parents, the other new lecturers, the German lector, Klaus, the French lecteur, Patrice, Russell a student and poet with long, thin hair, Vicky, a German student, and Andy who ran the hall of residence.
- My career proceeded quite smoothly, as I climbed the academic ladder from lector to professor, but in terms of intellectual stimulus or inspiration, I was very disenchanted at the time.
- I cannot understand why they did not employ at least a German and a French lector to check this book.
Late Middle English: from Latin, from lect- 'read, chosen', from the verb legere.
Words that rhyme with lectorcantor • caveat emptor
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