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liturgical

[li-tur-ji-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to formal public worship or liturgies.
  2. of or relating to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.
  3. of or relating to liturgics.
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Also li·tur·gic.

Origin of liturgical

1635–45; < Medieval Latin lītūrgic(us) < Late Greek leitourgikós ministering (leitourg(ós) minister + -ikos -ic; see liturgy) + -al1
Related formsli·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverban·ti·li·tur·gic, adjectivean·ti·li·tur·gi·cal, adjectivean·ti·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverbnon·li·tur·gic, adjectivenon·li·tur·gi·cal, adjectivenon·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for liturgic

liturgical

liturgic (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪk)

adjective
  1. of or relating to public worship
  2. of or relating to the liturgy
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Derived Formsliturgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for liturgic

liturgical

adj.

1640s, from Late Latin liturgicus, from New Testament Greek leitourgikos "ministering," from leitourgos (see liturgy).

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