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lector , ōris, m. 2. lego, who reads.
I. Lit.
A. In gen., a reader: “cum enim Brutus duos lectores excitasset, et alteri orationem legendam dedisset, etc.,Cic. de Or. 2, 55, 223: “nihil est aptius ad delectationem lectoris, quam fortunae vicissitudines,id. Fam. 5, 12, 4: “se lectori credere,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 214: “otiosus,Quint. 4, 2, 4: adsiduo ruptae lectore columnae, Juv. 1, 13.—
B. In partic., a slave who read aloud to his master: “unum aliquem constituere lectorem,Quint. 2, 5, 6: “lectorem inducere,Plin. Ep. 9, 17, 3; cf. id. ib. 1, 15, 2.—
II. Transf., an officer in the Christian Church: “itaque hodie diaconus, qui cras lector,Tert. adv. Haeretic. 41; Sid. Ep. 4, 25.
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