rosary

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noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrō-zə-rē, ˈrōz-rē\

Definition of rosary

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rosaries

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of meditation on usually five sacred mysteries during recitation of five decades of Hail Marys of which each begins with an Our Father and ends with a Gloria Patri

  2. 2 :  a string of beads used in counting prayers especially of the Roman Catholic rosary

Origin and Etymology of rosary

Medieval Latin rosarium, from Latin, rose garden, from neuter of rosarius of roses, from rosa rose


First Known Use: 1547



ROSARY Defined for English Language Learners

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noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrō-zə-rē, ˈrōz-rē\

Definition of rosary for English Language Learners

  • : a string of beads that are used by Roman Catholics for counting prayers

  • the Rosary : a set of Roman Catholic prayers that are repeated in a specific order


ROSARY Defined for Kids

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noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrō-zə-rē\

Definition of rosary for Students

plural

rosaries

  1. :  a string of beads used in counting prayers


Medical Dictionary

rosary

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noun ro·sa·ry \ˈrōz-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of rosary

plural

rosaries



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