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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: liturgia, from Greek leitourgia, from leitos 'public' + -ourgia 'way of doing things'

liturgy

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
lit‧ur‧gy plural liturgies
1 [uncountable and countable]RR a way of praying in a religious service using a fixed order of words, prayers etc
2

the Liturgy

RRC the written form of these services

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