Definition of Benedictus
1 : a canticle from Luke 1:68 beginning “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel”
2 : a canticle from Matthew 21:9 beginning “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”
Origin of benedictus
Late Latin, blessed, from past participle of benedicere; from its first word
First Known Use: 1552
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