liturgy

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noun lit·ur·gy \ ˈli-tər-jē \

Definition of liturgy

plural liturgies
1 often capitalized :a eucharistic rite
2 :a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
  • a baptismal liturgy
3 :a customary repertoire of ideas, phrases, or observances

Examples of liturgy in a Sentence

  1. studying the liturgies of different religions

  2. He was studying Christian liturgy.

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Origin and Etymology of liturgy

Late Latin liturgia, from Greek leitourgia public service, from Greek (Attic) leïton public building (from Greek laos — Attic leōs — people) + -ourgia -urgy

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LITURGY Defined for English Language Learners

liturgy

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Definition of liturgy for English Language Learners

  • : a fixed set of ceremonies, words, etc., that are used during public worship in a religion


LITURGY Defined for Kids

liturgy

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noun lit·ur·gy \ ˈli-tər-jē \

Definition of liturgy for Students

plural liturgies
:a religious rite or body of rites

liturgical

\lə-ˈtər-ji-kəl\ adjective


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