Benedictus


Ben·e·dic·tus

noun \ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-təs\

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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