[ dok-sol-uh-jee ]
/ dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural dox·ol·o·gies.

a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

Origin of doxology

1640–50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, equivalent to doxo- (combining form of dóxa honor, glory) + -logia -logy

Related forms

dox·o·log·i·cal [dok-suh-log-i-kuh l] /ˌdɒk səˈlɒg ɪ kəl/, adjectivedox·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doxology


/ (dɒkˈsɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God

Derived Forms

doxological (ˌdɒksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedoxologically, adverb

Word Origin for doxology

C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy
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