votive mass

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of votive mass was in 1582

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“Votive mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/votive%20mass. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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