Ecclesiastical. the canticle beginning in Latin Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, and in English “O all ye works of the Lord.”

Origin of Benedicite

1150–1200; Middle English < Latin, imperative 2nd person plural of benedīcere (bene bene- + dīcere to speak) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for benedicite



(esp in Christian religious orders) a blessing or grace


obsolete an expression of surprise

Word Origin for benedicite

C13: from Latin, from benedīcere, from bene well + dīcere to speak



Christianity a canticle that originated as part of the Song of the Three Holy Children in the secondary addition to the Book of Daniel, beginning Benedicite omnia opera Domini Domino in Latin, and O all ye Works of the Lord in English
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