votive mass

noun

Definition of votive mass

: a mass celebrated for a special intention (as for a wedding or funeral) in place of the mass of the day

First Known Use of votive mass

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Votive mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/votive%20mass. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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