vigil light


noun

a small candle in a church lighted as a devotional act.
a candle or small light kept burning before a shrine, icon, etc.

Nearby words

  1. vigesimal,
  2. vigesimo,
  3. vigesimo-quarto,
  4. vigia,
  5. vigil,
  6. vigil mass,
  7. vigilambulism,
  8. vigilance,
  9. vigilance committee,
  10. vigilant

Origin of vigil light

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for vigil light

vigil light

noun mainly RC Church

a small candle lit as an act of personal devotion before a shrine or statue, usually in a church
a small lamp kept permanently burning before such a shrine or statue
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