Pronunciation: (lek'tur), [key]
1. a lecturer in a college or university.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a. a member of the next to lowest-ranking of the minor orders.
b. the order itself. Cf. acolyte (def. 2), exorcist (def. 2), ostiary (def. 1).
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