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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angelus  \An"ge*lus\,  n.  [L.]  (R.  C.  Ch.) 
  a  A  form  of  devotion  in  which  three  Ave  Marias  are 
  repeated.  It  is  said  at  morning,  noon,  and  evening,  at 
  the  sound  of  a  bell. 
  b  The  Angelus  bell.  --Shipley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angelus 
  n  1:  the  sound  of  a  bell  rung  in  Roman  Catholic  churches  to 
  announce  the  time  when  the  Angelus  should  be  recited 
  [syn:  {angelus  bell}] 
  2:  a  prayer  said  3  times  a  day  by  Roman  Catholics  in  memory  of 
  the  Annunciation  [syn:  {Angelus}] 




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