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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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