responsory

noun re·spon·so·ry \ ri-ˈspän(t)s-(ə-)rē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of responsory

plural responsories
: a set of versicles and responses sung or said after or during a lection

Origin and Etymology of responsory

Middle English, from Medieval Latin responsorium, from Latin respondēre


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