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doxology

[dok-sol-uh-jee]
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noun, plural dox·ol·o·gies.
  1. a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
  2. 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 formsdox·o·log·i·cal [dok-suh-log-i-kuh l] /ˌdɒk səˈlɒg ɪ kəl/, adjectivedox·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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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.

  • These five books are marked by a doxology at the close of each, except the last.

    The Life of David

    Alexander Maclaren


British Dictionary definitions for doxology

doxology

noun plural -gies
  1. a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Derived Formsdoxological (ˌdɒksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedoxologically, 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

n.

"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.)).

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