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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liturgy  \Lit"ur*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Liturgies}.  [F.  liturgie,  LL 
  liturgia,  Gr  ?  a  public  service,  the  public  service  of  God, 
  public  worship;  (assumed)  ?,  ?,  belonging  to  the  people, 
  public  (fr.  ?,  ?,  the  people)  +  the  root  of  ?  work  See 
  {Lay},  a.,  and  {Work}.] 
  An  established  formula  for  public  worship,  or  the  entire 
  ritual  for  public  worship  in  a  church  which  uses  prescribed 
  forms;  a  formulary  for  public  prayer  or  devotion.  In  the 
  Roman  Catholic  Church  it  includes  all  forms  and  services  in 
  any  language,  in  any  part  of  the  world,  for  the  celebration 
  of  Mass. 




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