vigil light


plural vigil lights
: a candle lighted devotionally (as in a Roman Catholic church) before a shrine or image

called also vigil candle

compare votive

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vigil light was circa 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Vigil light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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