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Angelus

or an·ge·lus

[ an-juh-luhs ]
/ ˈæn dʒə ləs /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.

a devotion in memory of the Annunciation.
Also called Angelus bell . the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to indicate the time when the Angelus is to be recited.

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Origin of Angelus

1720–30; <Late Latin, from the first word of the service: Angelus(dominī nūntiāvit Mariae). See angel
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British Dictionary definitions for Angelus

Angelus
/ (ˈændʒɪləs) /

noun RC Church

a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers

Word Origin for Angelus

C17: Latin, from the phrase Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary
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