Definition of Exultet
: a hymn of praise sung in the Roman Catholic Church at the blessing of the paschal candle on Easter eve
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Origin and Etymology of exultet
Latin exsultet, exultet let (it) rejoice, 3d person singular present subjunctive of exsultare, exultare
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