Meaning of lection in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/


  • A reading of a text found in a particular copy or edition.

    ‘Her initial approach involved the provision of a system of one-a-day lections arranged by themes.’
    • ‘The lection is comprised of Tara prayers with 21 manifestations.’
    • ‘The reader remains engaged throughout lection because there are many moments where the extruded word alludes to many other words, thus increasing the semantic range and referential vectors of each page.’


Middle English (in the sense ‘election’): from Latin lectio(n-) ‘choosing, reading’, from the verb legere. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.