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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. actī̆f, -ī̆ve adj.

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

3. annullen v.

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Law & gov. (a) Declare null and void: deny (a claim), dismiss (an accusation), quash (an indictment); cancel or revoke (a charter, a privilege); set aside or repeal (an order, statute, or law); (b)…

4. 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…

5. assoilen v.

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Eccl. (a) To absolve (sb.) of sin by divine or sacerdotal authority; grant (sb.) remission of sins or penance; assoilen a pena et a culpa; (b) release (sb. from hell, purgatory, or the bonds of sin)…

6. barren v.

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(a) To secure (a gate, a door) with bars or a bolt; to bar, block, or bolt; barren to; (b) to lock (a room); (c) to lock (sb.) up.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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…

13. chaunteresse n.(1)

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

14. chauntǒur n.(1)

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

15. 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.

16. com(m)endāciǒun n.

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

17. commū̆ne n.

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

18. commū̆nen v.

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(a) To distribute (sth.) in shares, deal out; communen to, give (sth.) to (sb.) as his share; communen with, share (sth.) with (others); (b) to have a share (in sth.), participate; enter into…

19. commū̆ning ger.

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The sharing of possessions.

20. complētōrie n.

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Eccl. Complin.

21. 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,

22. 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.

23. 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…

24. confermen v.

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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…

25. conferminge ger.

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(a) Confirmation, ratification, sanctioning; (b) corroboration; strengthening; (c) eccl. the sacrament of confirmation.

26. confessen v.

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(a) To admit (a fault, damaging fact, transgression); -- with obj., refl., or ben confessed (of sth.); (b) to admit (a fact, truth); confessen the soth; (c) to reveal (sth.).

27. confessionāl adj.

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Eccl. Pertaining to the right of hearing confessions and granting absolution.

28. 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.

29. 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)…

30. 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.

31. consūetūdinārie adj. & n.

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

32. 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].

33. 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

34. corǒunen v.(1)

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(a) To crown (sb.) ceremoniously, invest with sovereignty; (b) corounen (sb.) king, corounen to kinge, corounen to the kingdom, to crown (sb.) as king, etc.; (c) crouned king, etc., a king that has…

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. Crīst-eleison interj.

Additional spellings: Cristeleison
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Eccl. Christ, have mercy on us; -- part of the Kyrie eleison in the liturgy.

38. 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…

39. 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.

40. dēken n.

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

41. 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…

42. delegāt n.

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Eccl. A commissioner of the pope, a legate.

43. delegāt ppl.

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(a) Eccl. Delegated; of judges: appointed by the pope to act in his place; of powers: delegated by the pope; (b) anat. proceeding from one part of the body to another.

44. 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.

45. deprīvāciọ̄n n.

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Eccl. Suspension or removal from an office or position.

46. dētermināciǒun n.

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

47. dī̆missōrīe n.

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Eccl. A dimissory letter.

48. dīocīse n.

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Eccl. A bishop's diocese.

49. 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.

50. discī̆plesse n.

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

51. 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.

52. dispending ger.

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(a) Spending or employment (of wealth); (b) eccl. stewardship.

53. 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.

54. dispensaciǒun n.

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

55. dūlīa n.

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

56. elevāciǒun n.

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

57. enterdīten v.

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Eccl. To place under the ban of the Church: (a) to cut off (a nation or a region) from the public ministrations of the Church; (b) to bar (a church) from the performance of its ecclesiastical…

58. epistolārie, -ere n.

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

59. 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.

60. fāne n.(1)

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A flag, standard, banner, or emblem.

61. fanol n.

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Eccl. A maniple.

62. fanǒun n.

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Eccl. The maniple, one of the Eucharistic vestments.

63. 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.

64. imposiciǒun n.

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

65. 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…

66. inducten v.

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(a) Eccl. To put (a clergyman) in possession of a benefice; inducten in, install (a monk) as prior of (a priory); (b) to persuade or induce (sb.); (c) to introduce (sth. into a part of the body).

67. inducting ger.

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Eccl. The act of installing a priest in a living.

68. 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…

69. institūten v.

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(a) To establish (a sacrament, a religious observance); set up (a system of social organization); found (a religious order, an order of knighthood); organize (people) into an order; (b) to mint (a…

70. intrōnizāciọ̄n n.

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Eccl. Investiture with the authority of an abbot.

71. 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.

72. ismīten v.

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(a) To strike (sb. or sth.), hit, beat; also fig.; (b) in phrases: ismiten adoun (doun), to knock or strike (sth.) down; also fig.; also fell (a tree); -- used in fig. context; ismiten awei, of water…

73. kirī n.

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Eccl. Kyrie eleison.

74. kirīe-lēison n.

Additional spellings: kirieleison
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Eccl. Kyrie eleison.

75. 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…

76. 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.

77. 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

78. maniple n.

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

79. 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.

80. martiren v.

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Eccl. To put (sb.) to death as a martyr, make a martyr of (sb.); torture and execute (sb.) for professing the Christian faith.

81. mẹ̄vāble adj.

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(a) Capable of movement; of living creatures: capable of independent motion; (b) in motion, moving, moving about; ready to move or travel, mobile, transient; (c) active, energetic; agile, dexterous.

82. 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.

83. monitōrīe n. & adj.

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

84. mortāl adj.

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

85. mortifīen v.

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(a) To kill (sb.); mortifien and quikenen, of God: take and give life; also fig. destroy (sth.); (b) of courage: to die out;(c) ?fig.; ?meaning influenced by mortisen, q.v.

86. mortifīing(e ger.

Additional spellings: mortifiinge
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(a) Eccl. Penitential mortification; mortifiing of the bodi (wille, wittes), the penitential subduing of one's physical or mental faculties; (b) theol. mortifiing of sinne, the destruction of the…

87. nimen v.

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(a) To take (sth.), pick up (sth.); draw (a weapon), take up, take out; grab (sth.), grasp, seize; pick (a fruit); also fig.; also, use (sth.); (b) to take away (sth.); bear (sth.), carry off; take…

88. 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.

89. 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…

90. 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.

91. operamentes n. plural

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

92. ordinārī(e adj.

Additional spellings: ordinarie
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(a) Regular, customary; ordinari charges, regular expenses; (b) orderly, logical.

93. 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…

94. ǒutdēken n.

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Eccl. A subdeacon.

95. 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…

96. 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.

97. patriarcāl adj.

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Eccl. patriarcal chirches, the five Roman basilicas associated with the patriarchs of the chief sees: St. John Lateran, St. Peter's, St. Paul's, Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Lorenzo fuori le Mura.

98. 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

99. 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…

100. 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…