Definition of liturgy
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
studying the liturgies of different religions
He was studying Christian liturgy.
Recent Examples of liturgy from the Web
Copts break the fast with feasting and celebrations after a Christmas Eve liturgy that ends near midnight.
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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
First Known Use: 1560
LITURGY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of liturgy for Students
: a religious rite or body of rites
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