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responsory

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noun re·spon·so·ry \-ˈspän(t)s-(ə-)rē\

Definition of responsory

plural

responsories

  1. :  a set of versicles and responses sung or said after or during a lection



Origin and Etymology of responsory

Middle English, from Medieval Latin responsorium, from Latin respondēre


First Known Use: 15th century


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