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the short canticle or hymn beginning in Latin Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, and in English “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”.
the canticle or hymn beginning in Latin Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel, and in English “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.”.
a musical setting of a Benedictus.
Historical Examples

The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March Sabine Baring-Gould
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various
The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various
The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6) John Knox
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3) Otto Jahn
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers

noun (sometimes not capital) (Christianity)
a short canticle beginning Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini in Latin and Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord in English
a canticle beginning Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel in Latin and Blessed be the Lord God of Israel in English


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