liturgical

[ li-tur-ji-kuh l ]
/ lɪˈtɜr dʒɪ kəl /

adjective

of or relating to formal public worship or liturgies.
of or relating to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.
of or relating to liturgics.

Nearby words

  1. littre's hernia,
  2. littré,
  3. littré, maximilien paul émile,
  4. littérateur,
  5. litu,
  6. liturgical drama,
  7. liturgical latin,
  8. liturgics,
  9. liturgiology,
  10. liturgist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for liturgical

liturgical

liturgic (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪk)

/ (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to public worship
of or relating to the liturgy
Derived Formsliturgically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for liturgical

liturgical

adj.

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

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