a form of public worship; ritual.
a collection of formularies for public worship.
a particular arrangement of services.
a particular form or type of the Eucharistic service.
the service of the Eucharist, especially this service (Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Church.
Instead of pelting me with liturgy, he dialed it back a bit.
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The new pope soon struck the phrase “perfidious Jews” from the Easter liturgy.
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They lacked a nuanced way into historic Jewish philosophical writings, legal principles, liturgy, poetics.
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“It’s near impossible to imagine our idiom and vernacular, let alone our liturgy, without them,” he writes.
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Father Gregorio, 39, taught a liturgy course at the seminary and volunteered at area parishes on weekends.
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noun (pl) -gies
the forms of public services officially prescribed by a Church
(often capital) (mainly Eastern Churches) Also called Divine Liturgy. the Eucharistic celebration
a particular order or form of public service laid down by a Church
1550s, “the service of the Holy Eucharist,” from Middle French liturgie or directly from Late Latin/Medieval Latin liturgia “public service, public worship,” from Greek leitourgia “a liturgy; public duty, ministration, ministry,” from leitourgos “one who performs a public ceremony or service, public servant,” from leito- “public” (from laos “people;” cf. leiton “public hall,” leite “priestess;” see lay (adj.)) + -ergos “that works,” from ergon “work” (see urge (v.)). Meaning “collective formulas for the conduct of divine service in Christian churches” is from 1590s.
adjective supportive of national sovereignty Examples The anti-Maastrichtian group seeks to restore British “freedom.” Word Origin The Maastricht Treaty of 1991 sought economic and political unity within the European Community, considered by some to endanger national sovereignty. Usage Note politics
of or relating to the theories of T. R. , which state that population tends to increase faster, at a geometrical ratio, than the means of subsistence, which increases at an arithmetical ratio, and that this will result in an inadequate supply of the goods supporting life unless war, famine, or disease reduces the population […]
preventing, curing, or palliating the symptoms of mania. Pharmacology. a pharmacological substance used to treat mania, as lithium.
productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain. the body of persons engaged in such activity, especially those working for wages. this body of persons considered as a class (distinguished from and ). physical or mental work, especially of a hard or fatiguing kind; toil. a job or task done or to be done. […]