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lecturn

lecturn


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lecturn  \Lec"turn\  (l[e^]k"t[u^]rn),  n.  [LL.  lectrinum  fr 
  lectrum;  cf  L.  legere  lectum,  to  read.] 
  A  choir  desk,  or  reading  desk,  in  some  churches,  from  which 
  the  lections,  or  Scripture  lessons,  are  chanted  or  read; 
  hence  a  reading  desk.  [Written  also  {lectern}  and 
  {lettern}.]  --Fairholt.