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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lection  \Lec"tion\,  n.  [L.  lectio,  fr  legere  lectum,  to  read. 
  See  {lesson},  {Legend}.] 
  1.  (Eccl.)  A  lesson  or  selection,  esp.  of  Scripture,  read  in 
  divine  service. 
 
  2.  A  reading;  a  variation  in  the  text. 
 
  We  ourselves  are  offended  by  the  obtrusion  of  the 
  new  lections  into  the  text.  --De  Quincey. 




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