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Gloria Patri

[glawr-ee-uh pah-tree, glohr-]
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noun
  1. the short hymn “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
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Origin of Gloria Patri

From Latin
Also called lesser doxology.
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British Dictionary definitions for gloria patri

Gloria Patri

noun
  1. the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these wordsSee doxology
  2. a musical setting of this
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Word Origin

literally: glory to the father
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