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[in-nom-uh-ney, -nee, -noh-muh-ney]
noun Music.
  1. any of various English polyphonic instrumental compositions of the 16th and 17th centuries using an antiphon for Trinity Sunday as a cantus firmus.
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Origin of innomine

1630–40; < Latin phrase in nōmine in (the) name (of the Trinity or one of its members), a liturgical formula
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British Dictionary definitions for in nomine

in nomine

  1. music any of several pieces of music of the 16th or 17th centuries for keyboard or for a consort of viols, based on a cantus firmus derived from the Vespers antiphon Gloria tibi Trinitas
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Word Origin

from Latin in nomine Jesu in the name of Jesus, the first words of an introit for which this type of music was originally composed
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