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Benedictus

[ben-i-dik-tuh s]
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noun Ecclesiastical.
  1. 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.”
  2. the canticle or hymn beginning in Latin Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel, and in English “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.”
  3. a musical setting of a Benedictus.
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Origin of Benedictus

< Latin: blessed (past participle of benedīcere to commend, bless). See bene-, dictum
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Benedictus

noun (sometimes not capital) Christianity
  1. 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
  2. a canticle beginning Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel in Latin and Blessed be the Lord God of Israel in English
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