noun lit·ur·gy \ˈli-tər-jē\

: a fixed set of ceremonies, words, etc., that are used during public worship in a religion

plural lit·ur·gies

Full Definition of LITURGY

often capitalized :  a eucharistic rite
:  a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
:  a customary repertoire of ideas, phrases, or observances

Examples of LITURGY

  1. studying the liturgies of different religions
  2. He was studying Christian liturgy.

Origin of LITURGY

Late Latin liturgia, from Greek leitourgia public service, from Greek (Attic) leïton public building (from Greek laos — Attic leōs — people) + -ourgia -urgy
First Known Use: 1560

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, orison, pneuma, reliquary
LITURGIES Defined for Kids


noun lit·ur·gy \ˈli-tər-jē\
plural lit·ur·gies

Definition of LITURGY for Kids

:  a religious rite or body of rites
li·tur·gi·cal \lə-ˈtər-ji-kəl\ adjective


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