Lection Lec"tion, n. [L. lectio, fr. legere, lectum, to read. See {lesson}, {Legend}.] 1. (Eccl.) A lesson or selection, especially of Scripture, read in divine service. [1913 Webster]

2. A reading; a variation in the text. [1913 Webster]

We ourselves are offended by the obtrusion of the new lections into the text. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • lection — 1530s, from O.Fr. lection, from L. lectionem (nom. lectio), noun of action from pp. stem of legere to read (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lection — (v. lat.), 1) das Vorlesen; 2) Vorlesung, Lehrstunde; 3) das zum Lernen Aufgegebene; 4) Verweis; 5) Abschnitt in der Bibel, welcher in der Kirche verlesen wird; 6) einzelne Abschnitte aus biblischen Büchern, den Acta martyrum, Schriften der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lection — Lection, lectio, lat., das Zusammenlesen. Lesen; lectio senatus, im alten Rom das Herablesen der Senatoren mit Namen durch den Censor, wobei die Ausgelassenen zugleich als Ausgestoßene erklärt waren; das Lesestück; in der Kirchensprache die… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • lection — [lek′shən] n. [L lectio < lectus: see LECTIN] 1. Now Rare the version in a particular text of a certain passage 2. a selection, as of Scripture, forming part of a religious service; lesson …   English World dictionary

  • Lection — 1. De Lexen sal men vakn repeteren. Die Lection soll man oft wiederholen. Lat.: Intellecta semel decies repetenda puellis. (Tunn., 1343.) – Lectio, quae placuit, decies repetita placebit. (Horaz.) 2. Ein jeder lerne seine Lection, so wird es wol… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • lection — noun Etymology: Late Latin lection , lectio, from Latin, act of reading more at lesson Date: 1608 1. a liturgical reading for a particular day 2. [New Latin lection , lectio, from Latin] a variant reading of a text …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lection — [Bold text] A lection is a reading, in this context, from Scripture.The custom of reading the books of Moses in the synagogues on the Sabbath day was a very ancient one in the Jewish Church. The addition of lections (i.e. readings) from the… …   Wikipedia

  • lection — /lek sheuhn/, n. 1. a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading. 2. a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope. [1530 40; < L lection (s. of lectio) a reading, equiv. to lect(us) …   Universalium

  • lection — noun /ˈlɛkʃən/ a) A reading of a religious text; a lesson to be read in church etc. b) lesson Syn: lesson See Also: lectern, lecture, lesson …   Wiktionary

  • lection — reading; lesson read in church Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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