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1. A tall slender table with a slanted top on which an open book can rest, used in churches and temples for reading scriptures to the congregation.
2. A stand with a slanted top on which a book or lecture notes can be read and be in position in front of a standing speaker.
3. Etymology: from lettorne, lettron, from Old French leitrun, from Middle Latin lectrinum; Late Latin lectrum, "lectern"; from the root of Latin legere, "to read".
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