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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reader; a prelector; one employed to read aloud; the reader of the lessons in church.

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  • n. a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)


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