Lector

Lector

[lek-ter]
Lector is a Latin term for one who reads, whether aloud or not. In modern languages the word has come to take various forms, as either a development or a loan, such as lecteur, lector, lektor. It has various specialized uses:Academic: The title lector may be applied to lecturers and readers at some universities. There is also the title lector jubilate, which is an equivalent of Doctor of Divinity. Ecclesiastical: A religious reader is sometimes referred to as a lector. The lector proclaims the Scripture readings used in the Liturgy of the Word from the official, liturgical book (lectionary). The Roman Catholic Church has a rite by which it formally institutes men studying for the priesthood and diaconate as lectors.Television: In Poland, a lektor is the (usually male) reader who provides the Polish voice-over on foreign-language programmes and films where the Gavrilov translation technique is used. This is the standard localization technique on Polish television and many DVDs; full dubbing is generally reserved for children's material.Other: Historically, the lector or reader in a cigar factory entertained workers by reading books or newspapers aloud.

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