Borrowed from Old French lection, from Latin lēctiōnem, form of lēctiō, from legō (“I read, I gather”). Doublet of lesson.
lection (countable and uncountable, plural lections)
- (obsolete) The act of reading.
- (ecclesiastical) A reading of a religious text; a lesson to be read in church etc.
- 1885, Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 13:
- This man […] came to dwell in our city, and here founded this holy house, and he hath edified us by his litanies and his lections of the Koran.