[ lit-er-jee ]
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noun,plural lit·ur·gies.
  1. a form of public worship; ritual.

  2. a collection of formularies for public worship.

  1. a particular arrangement of services.

  2. a particular form or type of the Eucharistic service.

  3. the service of the Eucharist, especially this service (Divine Liturgy ) in the Eastern Church.

Origin of liturgy

1550–60; <Late Latin lītūrgia<Greek leitourgía public service, ecclesiastical Greek: Eucharist, equivalent to leitourg(ós) minister + -ia-y3

Other words from liturgy

  • an·ti·lit·ur·gy, adjective

Words that may be confused with liturgy

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British Dictionary definitions for liturgy


/ (ˈlɪtədʒɪ) /

nounplural -gies
  1. the forms of public services officially prescribed by a Church

  2. Also called: Divine Liturgy (often capital) mainly Eastern Churches the Eucharistic celebration

  1. a particular order or form of public service laid down by a Church

Origin of liturgy

C16: via Medieval Latin, from Greek leitourgia, from leitourgos minister, from leit- people + ergon work

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