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1. actī̆f, -ī̆ve adj.

Additional spellings: active
32 quotations in 4 senses
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Of human actions: done (as opposed to suffered), voluntary; actif cursing, self-excommunication.

2. chalice n.

55 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A drinking vessel, such as a bowl, beaker, or goblet; wine chalice; (b) chalice cuppe, chalice pece, chalice shape.

3. chapī̆tle n.

31 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A division or section of a book; chapter, paragraph; (b) a short Scriptural or patriotic passage read during a service; a lesson.

4. collāciǒun n.

44 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A dialogue, discourse, or narrative; collaciouns, bok of collacioun, the Dialogues (of the pious fathers of Egypt concerning monastic life by Cassianus, c400 A.D.); (b) a speech or sermon.

5. confermen v.

116 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) To endorse, ratify, approve or confirm (a law, treaty, doctrine, etc.) officially or authoritatively; (b) to endorse or approve (an elected or appointed official, the establishment of a religious…

6. confessiǒun n.

48 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Admission (of an offense or of guilt); (b) revealing or disclosing (of experiences, etc.); also, an account of experiences; in confessioun, by way of confession, ?confidentially; (c) testimony.

7. confirmāciǒun n.

38 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Ratification or confirmation (of a grant or agreement); (b) approval or confirmation of the election or appointment (of a bishop or other officer), or of the establishment (of a religious order)…

8. consistōrie n.

37 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. (a) The court of a diocese for adjudication under canon law, bishop's court; also, a session of such a court; consistorie session; (b) the senate of cardinals, the consistory.

9. contract n.

19 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. A solemn agreement to enter into matrimony, marriage vow or contract; contract of matrimonie (weddinge); also, a breach of this vow [quot.: 1395].

10. contriciǒun n.

38 quotations in 2 senses
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Eccl. 'Sorrow of heart and detestation of sin committed, with the purpose of not sinning in future' [F. L. Cross, Oxf.Dict.Christ.Church (1958)]; remorse, contrition; treue contricioun, verei

11. cō̆rs n.

86 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A dead body, corpse; ded cors; dedman cors; (b) cors present, a customary gift to the clergy from the estate of a deceased parishioner, a mortuary.

12. cuppe n.

92 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A drinking vessel; a bowl, goblet, cup, etc.; also, a receptacle for fruit or confections; (b) stonding cuppe, a cup with a foot or base; trussing cuppe, ?a cup or chalice for traveling; (c) a…

13. delegāci(e n.

Additional spellings: delegacie
4 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. (a) A papal commission, representatives of the pope; (b) the delegating of papal authority; lettres of delegaci, letters appointing a papal commission and prescribing its duties, authority, etc…

14. demonstrāciǒun n.

25 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) An indication that something is true, a proof; a sign, token, portent; (b) an account, a description; (c) an explanation, interpretation.

15. disciplī̆ne n.

51 quotations in 5 senses
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Eccl. Penitential chastisement, self-inflicted mortification of the flesh; also, an act of penance or mortification; nimen, taken discipline, to suffer such chastisement, etc.

16. dispensaciǒun n.

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(a) Power to dispose of wealth; (b) eccl. stewardship; (c) physiol. function.

17. elevāciǒun n.

8 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The act of rising; (b) astron. the altitude or angular height above the horizon.

18. imposiciǒun n.

25 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A tax, charge, duty, tribute; (b) the levying of a tax, charge, duty, or tribute.

19. inducciǒun n.

10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Eccl. The formal installation of a clergyman in a benefice; also, putting someone in possession of an inheritance; (b) logic inductive reasoning; a conclusion, a judgment, or an interpretation…

20. institūciǒun n.

30 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The action of establishing a religion, system of government, etc.; the founding of a religious order, a kingdom, etc.; the founding or reestablishment of an episcopal see; the promulgation of…

21. martir n.

50 quotations in 2 senses
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Eccl. (a) One who suffers torture and execution for the Christian faith, a martyr; -- also used of Abel as a type of Christ; bok of martires, a martyrology; (b) a Christian witness; (c) in title.

22. ministrāciǒun n.

44 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The rendering of personal service or aid; an act or function of serving; (b) agency, mediation; (c) conduct.

23. mortāl adj.

103 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Of persons, the human body, human life: mortal, subject to death; not divine; (b) of things: transitory; temporal.

24. ordinārī(e adj.

Additional spellings: ordinarie
22 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Regular, customary; ordinari charges, regular expenses; (b) orderly, logical.

25. pensiǒun n.

27 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A payment, stipend, or salary, paid regularly, often annually, for services rendered, by terms of a will, etc.; also fig.; (b) a payment made, not regularly repeated; a reward; (c) eccl. a regular…

26. plūrā̆litẹ̄ n.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A number greater than one, plurality; the state or fact of being plural or having a plural referent; numerousness; also, expression in the plural number; (b) frequency of forgiveness; (c) eccl.

27. prē̆senten v.

124 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To introduce (sb. or sth.) formally or ceremonially; present (a soul to God); also, induct (sb.) into office; presenten biforen (to), present (sb.) to (sb.); also refl. present oneself; (b) to…

28. prē̆sident n.

35 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A ruler or head of either sovereign or subordinate status; often, one invested with judicial powers; (b) eccl. the head of a national or regional branch of the Church; (c) the head of a religious…

29. prō̆pre adj.

165 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Belonging or pertaining to oneself, a person, or a thing; privately owned; private, personal, individual; intrinsic; (b) propre in, inherent in (a position of honor); propre to, belonging to…

30. prō̆vince n.

49 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Any political or administrative division of a country; (b) a nation; also, a Greek city-state or the region containing it; also, one of the ancient kingdoms of Ireland; province of promissioun

31. prō̆vī̆siǒun n.

46 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Foresight, prudence, care; also fig. the power of faith; provisioun of aungeles, the protecting care of angels; (b) God's providence; (c) an arrangement, a provision; the act of providing or…

32. prōvīsǒur n.

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(a) Eccl. One to whom the pope has granted the right to be appointed to a benefice as soon as a vacancy occurs; also, a religious to whom the pope has granted exemption from the duty of obedience to…

33. rē̆ǧiǒun(e n.

Additional spellings: regioune
98 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A kingdom, an empire, a realm; a country, nation, province; scotland regioun, regioun of moab, regioun of jeues; (b) eccles. a district in Rome; (c) heaven; the realm of hell or the underworld…

34. reserven v.

75 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To keep (sth.), preserve, save, retain; preserve (sth. in remembrance); (b) to set aside (money, property for a specific purpose); keep (sb. or sth.) for future use; (c) to allow (sb.) to live…

35. resident adj.

14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Dwelling, residing, resident; (b) eccl. residing where one's ecclesiastical duties are performed, residentiary; (c) remaining, persistent; of sediment: lying settled.

36. rogāciǒun n.

15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Eccl. Solemn supplication; the Major Rogation: April 25; pl. the Rogation Days, esp. the Minor Rogations: the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day, prescribed days of prayer and…

37. sacrā̆ment n.

143 quotations in 5 senses
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Eccl. & theol.: (a) A sacrament of the Church, a visible sign imparting grace; sacrament of holi chirche, holi chirche sacramentes; lak of sacramentes, failure to receive the sacraments; sacramentes

38. sacrārī(e n.

Additional spellings: sacrarie
11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A repository for sacred objects; a temple, shrine; also fig.; (b) fig. the Virgin Mary; (c) eccl. the repository in a church in which sacred vessels, relics, vestments, etc. are kept, a sacristy.

39. sacren v.

100 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. & theol.: (a) To consecrate the body and blood of Christ in the Mass, celebrate the Eucharist; (b) to consecrate (bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ, the Host) in the Mass; celebrate…

40. sacrifīce n.

81 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The act of offering a life (animal or human) to a deity as an act of propitiation or homage, a ritual slaughter, often followed by immolation of the victim; the formal offering up of produce, a…

41. sēcrē̆t n.

40 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) That which is hidden from general knowledge; a fact, matter, etc. which is to be kept confidential, or which is to be revealed to only a few, a private matter; a secret act; kepen secretes, to…

42. seculē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: seculere
27 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A member of the laity as opposed to a cleric, a layman, laywoman; also, pl. the pagan laity as opposed to priests [quot.: 1449]; (b) eccl. a member of the clergy living in the world as opposed to…

43. seculē̆r(e adj.

Additional spellings: seculere
79 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Of or belonging to the world; concerned with earthly life as opposed to spiritual or eternal life; of desire, behavior, etc.: worldly, unspiritual; seculer diligence, diligence with regard to…

44. sepulcre n.

57 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A tomb; a place of burial, grave; also fig.; right of sepulcre, the right to a place of burial; (b) the tomb, or rock cave, in which Jesus was buried; also, the church in Jerusalem built to cover…

45. sē̆questrāciǒun n.

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(a) Separation; (b) deferral; putten in sequestracioun, to lay aside (a matter), defer; (c) eccl. ?the lawful impounding of goods associated with a vacant benefice; (d) med. ?secretion from a boil…

46. sē̆questren v.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To remove (sth.); also, quarantine (sb.), isolate; sequestren to, put (sth.) aside for the use of (sb.); (b) sequestren from, to keep (sth.) apart from (sb.); distinguish (sth.) from (sth.)…

47. stāble adj.

161 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Constant, steadfast; also, steadfast in virtue, virtuous; stable and stedfast, stedfast (ferm, etc.) and stable; stable in feith (bileve), stable of bileve; (b) of a lover: faithful, true; of…

48. stāciǒun n.

26 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A place which one normally occupies: a place of business; an official seat, a see; a garrison; also, the men in a garrison; (b) a place in which something is fixed: an anchorage for ships; the…

49. stōle n.

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(a) A long garment; a robe; -- also coll. [quot. a1398]; stoles of bataille, war garments, armor; first stole, the best robe; (b) fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) the robe of a Jewish priest or high…

50. subdēken n.

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Eccl. (a) A member of the lowest clerical order, ranking immediately below the diaconate, a subdeacon; (b) the set of vestments worn by a subdeacon; (c) = soudeken n. (b).

51. tabernācle n.

100 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A movable dwelling place, tent, temporary hut; a pavilion; valei of tabernacles, Biblical Succoth, a site of uncertain location in the central Transjordan region; (b) feste of (solempnite of the)

52. tāble n.

266 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) A small, portable writing tablet made from a slab of wood or other hard material, often covered with wax in which the characters are incised; pl. a set of tablets, usu. tied or hinged together, a…

53. temporā̆l adj.

57 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Lasting a short time, fleeting; having a finite duration, transitory; (b) temporal imnes, eccl. hymns belonging to the temporale, for use during mass at specific feasts and seasons of the…

54. tenebres n.

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(a) Darkness, esp. the darkness at noon accompanying Christ's crucifixion; (b) eccl. Tenebrae, an evening service held during Holy Week at which candles are extinguished one after the other to…

55. trōper(e n.

Additional spellings: tropere
6 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. A book containing tropes or sequences, a troper or sequencer.

56. tunicle n.

38 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Eccl. A vestment similar to, or sometimes identical with, the dalmatic or the alb specifically assigned to the subdeacon assisting at the Mass; vestement of tunicle; (b) a regal or ceremonial…

57. ūse n.(1)

193 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The act of using or employing something; the fact of being used or employed; use, employment; also, the right to the use (of sth.) [last quot.]; the capacity for use (of reason) [quot. ?a1475]…

58. vesper n.

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(a) The planet Venus, regarded as the evening star; (b) eccl. pl. the sixth of the seven canonical hours, or the formal services of the divine office offered at that hour.

59. vicā̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: vicare
64 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) One who stands in place of another, a representative, deputy, lieutenant; also, fig. a thing which acts on behalf of something else [2nd quot.]; a thing which resembles something else [3rd quot.]…

60. vicā̆rī(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: vicarie
41 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) One who stands in place of another, a representative, deputy, lieutenant; also, a thing which serves as a substitute [1st quot.]; also, fig. a thing which acts on behalf of something else [3rd…

61. virǧī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: virgine
77 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A young unmarried woman without (or presumptively without) sexual experience, a maiden; also fig. and in fig. context (b) a person of either sex without sexual experience; a woman who has never…

62. vī̆sitāciǒun n.

44 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The act of visiting; the act of visiting prisoners or the sick (one of the seven works of corporal mercy); a visit; also, the act of visiting a saint’s relics [quot. ?a1475]; visitacioun of oure

63. vī̆sī̆ten v.

118 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To go to see (sb.), pay a call on; also, seek out (sb., sheep) (b) to visit (a sick person, prisoner, etc.) for the purpose of bestowing comfort or assistance, minister to; also fig. [quot.…

64. wīn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wine
141 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An alcoholic drink, usu. made from crushed whole grapes or from grape juice; also fig. and in fig. context; couchen win, to place a stock of wine in storage; fillen the win, give (sb.) the wine…