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hierurgy

[hahy-uh-rur-jee, hahy-rur-]
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noun, plural hi·er·ur·gies.
  1. a holy act or rite of worship.
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Origin of hierurgy

1670–80; < Greek hierourgía, derivative of hierourgós ritually sacrificing priest. See hier-, -urgy
Related formshi·er·ur·gi·cal, adjective
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