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Sanctus

noun Sanc·tus \ˈsaŋ(k)-təs; ˈsäŋ(k)-təs, -ˌtüs\

Definition of SANCTUS

:  an ancient Christian hymn of adoration sung or said immediately before the prayer of consecration in traditional liturgies
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Origin of SANCTUS

Middle English, from Late Latin Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Holy, holy, holy, opening of a hymn sung by the angels in Isa 6:3
First Known Use: 15th century

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