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votive Mass

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a Mass that does not correspond with the office of the day but is said, as for a special intention, at the choice of the celebrant.
Origin of votive Mass
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Today was an ordinary Feria; a votive Mass would not be forbidden by the rubics.

    The Eyes Have It Gordon Randall Garrett

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