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1. actī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. as n.

Additional spellings: active
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A person who is active in a cause.

2. assẹ̄th n.

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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

3. brēd n.(1)

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(a) Bread as a staple food; any food baked from dough or paste, such as leavened or unleavened bread, rolls, biscuit, cake, and pastry; (b) bred and water (milk), the diet of fasting or penance; (c) c

4. canter-cōpe n.

Additional spellings: cantercope
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Eccl. A robe or cope worn by the choirmaster [L cantor] or some other priest during Mass.

5. Cantica n.

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(a) as title: The Song of Songs, the Song of Solomon (Canticum Canticorum); (b) pl. eccl. sacred songs from the Scriptures, freq. used in the Divine Office, canticles.

6. chalice n.

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

7. chapī̆tle n.

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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.

8. chapī̆tre n.

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(a) A division in a piece of writing; specif., a section of a book in the Bible; (b) a passage from the Scriptures read at a service; (c) a summary or capitulation; (d) a subject treated in a separate…

9. chaunteresse n.(1)

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Eccl. A nun who sings or leads the singing; chorister, precentor.

10. chauntǒur n.(1)

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A singer, composer, poet, minstrel; also used fig. of the cock.

11. collāciǒun n.

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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.

12. com(m)endāciǒun n.

Additional spellings: commendacioun
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Approbation, commendation; praise, applause; ben of comendacioun, be commendable or praiseworthy.

13. commū̆ne n.

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A commonwealth; a community, town; also, the people of such a body politic; the commune of the land.

14. complētōrie n.

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Eccl. Complin.

15. cǒmplī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: compline
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Eccl. (a) The last of the seven daily services or 'hours' (following even-song vespers) observed by monastics and priests of the Roman Church; complin; houre of complin; don complin, saien complin,

16. comprovinciāl, -iānel adj. as n.

Additional spellings: comprovincianel
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(a) Eccl. A bishop or suffragan belonging to the same province; (b) an inhabitant or officer of the same province or district.

17. conclāve n.

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(a) A private chamber or retreat; also fig. of the Virgin's womb; ded conclave, death chamber, tomb; (b) eccl. the private apartment in which the election of the Pope takes place; also, a meeting held…

18. confessiǒun n.

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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.

19. confirmāciǒun n.

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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)…

20. consistōrie n.

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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.

21. consūetūdinārie adj. & n.

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(a) Usual, customary; (b) eccl. a book containing the ritual usage (of the Mass).

22. contract n.

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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].

23. contriciǒun n.

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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

24. cō̆rs n.

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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.

25. cos n.

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(a) A kiss, kissing; (b) eccl. cos of pes, the ceremonial kiss of peace in the mass [cp. messe cos]; also fig.

26. cuppe n.

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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…

27. dai n.

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A period of 24 hours, a natural day; dai natural; a daies space, a whole day; daies bred, daily bread; prime of the dai; etc.

28. dēken n.

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(a) Eccl. A deacon; (b) one who reads the Gospel in divine worship; (c) as surname.

29. delegāci(e n.

Additional spellings: delegacie
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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…

30. delegāt n.

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Eccl. A commissioner of the pope, a legate.

31. demonstrāciǒun n.

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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.

32. deprīvāciọ̄n n.

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Eccl. Suspension or removal from an office or position.

33. dētermināciǒun n.

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Law (a) Disposition or settlement of a suit or dispute; decision, verdict; (b) power to adjudicate, jurisdiction.

34. dī̆missōrīe n.

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Eccl. A dimissory letter.

35. dīocīse n.

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Eccl. A bishop's diocese.

36. dī̆riǧe n.

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Eccl. That part of the Office for the Dead beginning with the antiphon for the first psalm of the first nocturn of matins; dirige for the ded; dirige bok, a book with the text of this Office.

37. discī̆plesse n.

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(a) A female disciple of Jesus; (b) eccl. a female novice.

38. disciplī̆ne n.

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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.

39. dispendǒur n.

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(a) A household official who administers the possessions of a lord, a steward or treasurer; also, one who has power to distribute legacies; (b) eccl. administrator or steward of the Church.

40. dispensaciǒun n.

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

41. dūlīa n.

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Eccl. The reverence which may be paid to angels and saints.

42. elevāciǒun n.

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(a) The act of rising; (b) astron. the altitude or angular height above the horizon.

43. epistolārie, -ere n.

Additional spellings: epistolere
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Eccl. A book containing the epistles read in the Mass.

44. exaltāciǒun n.(1)

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Astrol. The position of a planet in the zodiac where it was thought to exert its greatest influence; also, the point of highest elevation of the sun.

45. fāne n.(1)

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A flag, standard, banner, or emblem.

46. fanol n.

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Eccl. A maniple.

47. fanǒun n.

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Eccl. The maniple, one of the Eucharistic vestments.

48. glōria n.

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Eccl. Any of three liturgical formulae beginning with the word gloria: (a) the lesser doxology, gloria patri; (b) the greater doxology, gloria in excelsis; (c) the response, gloria tibi.

49. imposiciǒun n.

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(a) A tax, charge, duty, tribute; (b) the levying of a tax, charge, duty, or tribute.

50. inducciǒun n.

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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…

51. institūciǒun n.

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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…

52. intrōnizāciọ̄n n.

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Eccl. Investiture with the authority of an abbot.

53. investitūre n.

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Eccl. (a) The investiture of a churchman with his office or benefice; (b) the right to grant or confer such investiture.

54. kirī n.

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Eccl. Kyrie eleison.

55. kirīe-lēison n.

Additional spellings: kirieleison
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Eccl. Kyrie eleison.

56. lavātōrī(e n.

Additional spellings: lavatorie
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(a) Eccl. A piscina; ?also, a holy water stoup; ?also, a washbasin; (b) the great brass or bronze laver in the temple of Jerusalem; the Brazen or Molten Sea (made by Solomon for his temple); (c) the…

57. lessǒun n.

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(a) Something designed to be read or listened to; a written composition; (b) a subject in written composition; (c) something read aloud; a spell, a sermon.

58. levāciǒun n.

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Eccl. The elevation of the consecrated Host and chalice in the Mass; ?also, the lesser elevation at the end of the Canon of the Mass; the levacioun time, the time of the elevation, the elevation; the

59. maniple n.

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Eccl. A maniple, one of the Eucharistic vestments of a priest.

60. martir n.

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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.

61. ministrāciǒun n.

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

62. monitōrīe n. & adj.

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(a) Eccl. A letter of admonition or warning; (b) as adj.: conveying a warning, admonitory.

63. nocturne n.

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(a) Eccl. A division of the office of matins, consisting of selected Psalms (often three) and a number of readings from Scripture; a nocturn; (b) one of the groups of Psalms used in the nocturns.

64. novice n.

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(a) Eccl. One undergoing a probationary period in a religious order before taking the required vows, a novice; novice bed (celle), a bed (cell) occupied by a novice; (b) a beginner, one who is…

65. omelī(e n.

Additional spellings: omelie
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Eccl. A homily or sermon; esp. a discourse on a scriptural passage; ?also, a story, a relation [quot.: St.Anne]; bok of omelies, a homiliary.

66. operamentes n. plural

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Eccl. Vestments or other articles used in the divine service.

67. ǒurnement n.

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(a) Sg. & pl. Ornamental apparel, trapping(s, jewel(s, trinket(s, etc.; also fig.; (b) an ornament of the heavens, the earth, the elements, the body, a virtue, etc.; an embellishment, a distinction…

68. ǒutdēken n.

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Eccl. A subdeacon.

69. pardǒun n.

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(a) Forgiveness; pardon of sins or wrongdoing; also, permission [quot.: Wycl.MCh.]; don pardoun, to grant pardon; (b) eccl. remission of part or all of the temporal penalty in purgatory for sins…

70. patē̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: patene
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Eccl. (a) The plate which holds the sacramental bread during the celebration of the Mass; (b) the cover of the chalice which holds the sacramental wine; chalice paten, a chalice cover.

71. penaunce n.

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Eccl. & theol. (a) The sacrament of penance or reconciliation; -- also personified; penaunce of the chirche, sacrament of penaunce; bok o (of) penaunce, a treatise on penance, a penitential; taken

72. pensiǒun n.

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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…

73. pẹ̄ple n.

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(a) Persons, human beings, men and women; -- also pl.; gret (muche) peple, many people [see also muche adj. 2. (b)]; congregacioun of peple, a crowd of people; (b) the general public, everyone, all…

74. pix(e n.

Additional spellings: pixe
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(a) Eccl. The vessel in which the consecrated host is reserved, a pyx; (b) anat. the socket of the hip bone.

75. planēte n.(2)

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Eccl. A chasuble.

76. plūrā̆litẹ̄ n.

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(a) A number greater than one, plurality; the state or fact of being plural; numerousness; also, expression in the plural number; (b) frequency of forgiveness; (c) eccl. the simultaneous tenure by one…

77. prē̆sentāciǒun n.

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(a) The formal act or ceremony of dedicating an infant or a young child to God or to a pagan deity; also, the Christian Feast of the Presentation; (b) the formal induction of an elected officer into…

78. prē̆sent(e)ment n.

Additional spellings: presentement
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(a) The act of presenting advice or instruction; (b) a document presented upon delivery of goods, an invoice; (c) eccl. the act of recommending or appointing a candidate to a benefice; nomination…

79. prē̆sident n.

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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…

80. prīmāt(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: primate
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(a) Pre-eminent position, primacy; (b) eccl. the office of primate.

81. prōcūsīe n.

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(a)?Stewardship; ?proxy; (b) a letter of attorney; (c) eccl. a payment made yearly by the parish priest to the bishop or archdeacon on visitations.

82. prō̆fes(se n.

Additional spellings: professe
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Eccl. The vow that is made upon entering a religious order, profession; also, the vow in its written form, the document containing the vow; profes bok.

83. prō̆pre n.

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(a) Private property, possessions; (b) with genitive pronoun: one's own property; his (ouen) propre, thin (ouen) propre, etc.; (c) in propre, in private or individual possession; of one's (its) own…

84. provende n.

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(a) Food for domesticated animals, fodder, hay, grain, etc.; hors provende, provender for horses; provende poke, a bag for fodder, ?a nose bag; (b) eccl. the stipend of a member of the chapter of a…

85. provendre n.

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(a) Food for domesticated animals, fodder; provendre for hors, hors provendre; (b) food for people; also fig.; (c) eccl. the stipend of a member of the chapter of a cathedral or collegiate church, a…

86. provendrer(e n.

Additional spellings: provendrere
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Eccl. One who holds a prebend, a prebendary.

87. provendrīe n.

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Eccl. The stipend of a member of the chapter of a cathedral or collegiate church, a prebend; also, one who holds a prebend, a prebendary.

88. prō̆vince n.

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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

89. prō̆vinciāl n.(1)

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Eccl. The head of a province or district of an order of friars.

90. prō̆vī̆siǒun n.

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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…

91. prō̆vī̆sọ̄ner n.

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Eccl. One who has been granted the right to be appointed to a benefice as soon as a vacancy occurs.

92. 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…

93. purs(e n.

Additional spellings: purse
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(a) A bag, sack, or pouch, usually of cloth or leather; also, a container for receiving offerings made to an idol [quot.: Jos.Arim.]; also fig.; red purs, a bag of wisdom, one's store of good ideas…

94. quindecim(e n.

Additional spellings: quindecime
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(a) Eccl. The fifteenth day (i.e., two full weeks) after a major liturgical feast, quindene; quindecim of seint jon baptist, September 12; quindecim of seint mighel, October 13; (b) a tax or duty of a…

95. quinquā̆ǧē̆nārie n.

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(a) A leader of fifty men, a quinquagenarian; (b) eccl. a period of fifty days of prayers for the dead.

96. quinquenāl n.

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(a) Eccl. An office held by a person in holy orders for five years under ecclesiastical dispensation; (b) an indulgence of five years.

97. rẹ̄l(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: rele
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(a) A reel on which yarn was wound after being spun; with rel and rokke, with reel and distaff, with firm endeavor; rel maker; (b) eccl. a wheel-shaped chandelier, corona, rowel-light.

98. rēm(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: reme
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(a) Cream; milk(es rem; (b) eccl. consecrated oil, chrism [by confusion of creme n.(2) with creme n.(1)].

99. reps n.

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Eccl. A responsory.

100. residence n.

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(a) The condition of dwelling somewhere; dwelling place; also, eccl. of a clergyman: the fact of being in residence where his duties are performed; holden (kepen) residence, to dwell, reside, live…