[lek-shuh n] /ˈlɛk ʃən/

a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading.
a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope.
a variant reading of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text

1530s, from Old French lection, from Latin lectionem (nominative lectio), noun of action from past participle stem of legere “to read” (see lecture (n.)).


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