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: a medieval drama based on scriptural incidents (such as the creation of the world, the Flood, or the life, death, and resurrection of Christ) — compare miracle play
1852, in the meaning defined above
for earlier mystery entry 1 in sense "mystery play"
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: a religious play in the Middle Ages based on a story from the Bible (such as the creation of the world or the birth of Jesus Christ)
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