- an anthem sung after a lection by a soloist and choir alternately.
Origin of responsory
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Hearken here, Epistemon, my little bully, dost not thou hold him to be very resolute in his responsory verdicts?Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
- Christianity an anthem or chant consisting of versicles and responses and recited or sung after a lesson in a church service
C15: from Late Latin rēsponsōrium, from Latin rēspondēre to answer
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