- lection (LEK-shuhn) noun
- [From Latin lection- (reading), stem of lectio, from lectus, past participle of legere (to read, choose, collect), ultimately from Indo-European root leg-. Other words derived from the same root are lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, select.]
- A version of a text in a particular copy or edition.
- A portion of sacred literature to be read in a divine service. Also known as pericope.