Definition of contrafact
: a 16th century musical setting of the mass or a chorale or hymn produced by replacing the text of a secular song with religious poetry — compare parody mass
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Origin and Etymology of contrafact
New Latin contrafactum, from Medieval Latin, neuter of contrafactus, past participle of contrafacere to counterfeit (translation of Middle French contrefaire), from Latin contra- + facere to do
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