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innomine

[in-nom-uh-ney, -nee, -noh-muh-ney]
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noun Music.
  1. any of various English polyphonic instrumental compositions of the 16th and 17th centuries using an antiphon for Trinity Sunday as a cantus firmus.

Origin of innomine

1630–40; < Latin phrase in nōmine in (the) name (of the Trinity or one of its members), a liturgical formula
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British Dictionary definitions for in nomine

in nomine

noun
  1. music any of several pieces of music of the 16th or 17th centuries for keyboard or for a consort of viols, based on a cantus firmus derived from the Vespers antiphon Gloria tibi Trinitas

Word Origin

from Latin in nomine Jesu in the name of Jesus, the first words of an introit for which this type of music was originally composed
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