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[dok-sol-uh-jee] /dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural doxologies.
a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”.
Origin of doxology
1640-50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, equivalent to doxo- (combining form of dóxa honor, glory) + -logia -logy
Related forms
[dok-suh-log-i-kuh l] /ˌdɒk səˈlɒg ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
doxologically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for doxology
Historical Examples
  • And then came the pious climax of Coronation, America, and the doxology.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • He tried to jine in, but he had to give it up and wait for the doxology.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • And if I would be like the Psalmist, I must not omit the doxology of praise.

  • At the conclusion of the address, the audience arose and sang the doxology.

    The Flag Replaced on Sumter William A. Spicer
  • These five books are marked by a doxology at the close of each, except the last.

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren
  • And now… The rain rattling against the windows drowned the doxology.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • This doxology could not have been sung in connection with "the fiery law."

  • The doxology is again independently treated in two movements.

  • Calling her the whole of the doxology isn't going to get that Christie look off her!

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • For perhaps an hour the meeting continued and closed with the doxology.

British Dictionary definitions for doxology


noun (pl) -gies
a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Derived Forms
doxological (ˌdɒksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
doxologically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy
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Word Origin and History for doxology

"hymn of praise," 1640s, from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Greek doxologia "praise, glory," from doxologos "praising, glorifying," from doxa "glory, praise" (from dokein "to seem good;" see decent) + logos "a speaking" (see lecture (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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