Adjective "lections" definition and examples

(Lections may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A reading of a text found in a particular copy or edition.
  1. 'Her initial approach involved the provision of a system of one-a-day lections arranged by themes.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"anticipeses can be lections."

Origin

(lection)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.