Definition of praelector in English:

praelector

(also prelector)

noun

  • A lecturer, a tutor, especially in a college or university.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Ferne (c1560–1609), administrator and writer on heraldry. From classical Latin praelector person who reads an author to others and adds explanations, in post-classical Latin also lecturer at a university from praelect-, past participial stem of praelegere + -or.

Pronunciation

praelector

/prɪˈlɛktə/