[ li-tur-ji-kuhl ]
See synonyms for liturgical on
  1. of or relating to formal public worship or liturgies.

  2. of or relating to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.

  1. of or relating to liturgics.

Origin of liturgical

1635–45; <Medieval Latin lītūrgic(us) <Late Greek leitourgikós ministering (leitourg(ós) minister + -ikos-ic; see liturgy) + -al1
  • Also li·tur·gic .

Other words from liturgical

  • li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·li·tur·gic, adjective
  • an·ti·li·tur·gi·cal, adjective
  • an·ti·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·li·tur·gic, adjective
  • non·li·tur·gi·cal, adjective
  • non·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use liturgical in a sentence

  • But how much has our average non-liturgical service to offer to their critically trained perceptions?

    Preaching and Paganism | Albert Parker Fitch
  • They are non-liturgical days (with one possible exception, the Feast of Annunciation).

  • Among non-liturgical books it is difficult to find any class for which new illustrations were made at all freely.

    Fine Books | Alfred W. Pollard
  • Germans and Swedes usually favor liturgical denominations; the Scotch incline to the non-liturgical.

  • The ministers of non-liturgical churches were not so easily controlled.

    The Sequel of Appomattox | Walter Lynwood Fleming

British Dictionary definitions for liturgical


liturgic (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪk)

/ (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪkəl) /

  1. of or relating to public worship

  2. of or relating to the liturgy

Derived forms of liturgical

  • liturgically, adverb

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