13th century, in the meaning defined above
Late Latin, glory (be) to the Father
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“Gloria Patri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloria%20Patri. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.
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