or black mass
- a blasphemous ceremony mocking the Christian Mass, especially one by an alleged worshiper of Satan.
- a Requiem Mass.
Origin of Black Mass
First recorded in 1890–95
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- (sometimes capitals) a blasphemous travesty of the Christian Mass, performed by practitioners of black magic
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