lector lector  /ˈlɛk tər/


  1. (n) someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
  2. (n) a public lecturer at certain universities



  1. She is not only a parish lector but also a NOW member and, most upsetting of all to the antiabortionists, the national head of Catholics for a Free Choice.
  2. The second lector is a woman, too.
  3. All of this is recounted in the language of theological disputation, Scholastic discourse andcaveat lectorLatin.


  • For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

    One L.A. performer has played Dr. Hill in Re-Animator, Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs , and now Father Merrin in The Exorcist. Did we mention he sings opera, too?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: NPR

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