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Meaning of LITURGY

Pronunciation:  'liturjee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
  2. [n]  a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
 

LITURGY is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Sacrament, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist
 
 See Also: Christian liturgy, Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, Offertory, religious rite, rite, sacrament, sacramental manduction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lit"ur*gy\, n.; pl. {Liturgies}. [F. liturgie, LL.
liturgia, Gr. ? a public service, the public service of God,
public worship; (assumed) ?, ?, belonging to the people,
public (fr. ?, ?, the people) + the root of ? work. See
{Lay}, a., and {Work}.]
An established formula for public worship, or the entire
ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed
forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the
Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in
any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration
of Mass.

 
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