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Lec"ture (?), n. [F. lecture, LL. lectura, fr. L. legere, lectum, to read. See Legend.]

1.

The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.

[Obs.]

2.

A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.

3.

A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.

4. Eng. Universities

A rehearsal of a lesson.

 

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Lec"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lectured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lecturing.]

1.

To read or deliver a lecture to.

2.

To reprove formally and with authority.

 

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Lec"ture, v. i.

To deliver a lecture or lectures.

 

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