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obsolete variant of farce


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plural -s
: an interpolation (as an explanatory phrase) inserted in a liturgical formula
usually : an addition or paraphrase, often in the vulgar language, formerly permitted in the sung portions of the Mass


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transitive verb

: to amplify (a liturgical formula) by interpolation : insert a farse in
also : to interpolate (a farse)

Word History



Medieval Latin farsa, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin farsa forcemeat

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“Farse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farse. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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