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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gloria  \Glo"ri*a\,  n.  [L.,  glory.]  (Eccl.) 
  a  A  doxology  (beginning  Gloria  Patri,  Glory  be  to  the 
  Father),  sung  or  said  at  the  end  of  the  Psalms  in  the 
  service  of  the  Roman  Catholic  and  other  churches. 
  b  A  portion  of  the  Mass  (Gloria  in  Excelsis  Deo,  Glory  be 
  to  God  on  high),  and  also  of  the  communion  service  in 
  some  churches.  In  the  Episcopal  Church  the  version  in 
  English  is  used 
  c  The  musical  setting  of  a  gloria. 




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