vigil light


Definition of vigil light 

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

called also vigil candle

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People who attended the vigil lit a candle and spoke about the journalists who were killed and those who continue to cover their communities. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "'We will not be silenced': Reporter at vigil for 5 slain in Capital Gazette shooting," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of vigil light

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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