Definition of magnificat
1 capitalized a : the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46–55 b : a musical setting for the Magnificat
2 : an utterance of praise
Origin of magnificat
Middle English, from Latin, magnifies, from magnificare to magnify; from the first word of the canticle
First Known Use: 13th century
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