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Lay reader   /leɪ rˈidər/   Listen
Lay reader

A layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church.

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"Lay reader" Quotes from Famous Books

... "To the lay reader who has never handled needle or bobbin; to the general reader who reads for enjoyment and has in consequence some nodding acquaintance with Queens like Elizabeth, Mary, known as bloody, and the other ...
— Jacobean Embroidery - Its Forms and Fillings Including Late Tudor • Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands

... considered by any lawyer the "one and the same Parliament" in which the United Kingdom is now represented, is in my judgment all but incredible. If, however, the term "repeal" causes offence or misunderstanding, let us substitute the word "modify," which, however, I believe to be less accurate. The lay reader ought to be reminded that "Statutes may be repealed either by express words contained in later Acts of Parliament, or by implication," and that "a repeal by implication is effected when the provisions of a later enactment are so inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the ...
— England's Case Against Home Rule • Albert Venn Dicey

... the welcomes that followed from individuals of note, such as Mr. Bannerjee and Mr. Bhose (representing the Brahmo Samaj); and the Successor of Chunderssing, Mr. Chuckervetty, the lay reader of the Yogal Samaj, His Highness the Maharajah Sir Joteendro Mohun, of Tanjore, one of the most princely men of the city; the Nawab Abdool Luteef, the most distinguished leader of the Mohammedans, etc.; and of the several missionaries who came up, all was really complimentary ...
— The Authoritative Life of General William Booth • George Scott Railton

... Hippocrati now struggling manfully with buck-ague, snake bite and new babies at Nassawadox, Jones' Switch and elsewhere that constitute the chief charm of Jay Jay's versatile journal. The feature of most interest to the lay reader is the political homilies of the editor himself. Not only are they deeply interesting to the hoi polloi, but invaluable from a therapeutical standpoint, being successfully employed in cases of itch, smallpox, etc. as a counter irritant. I opine that one ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

Words linked to "Lay reader" :   secular, layman, layperson

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