Definition of Litanies

1. Noun. (plural of litany) ¹



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Definition of Litanies

1. litany [n] - See also: litany

Lexicographical Neighbors of Litanies

listview
listviews
listwashing
listwise
listy
lisuride
lit-house
lit.
lit crit
lit de justice
lit out
lit up
litai
litanic
litanies (current term)
litany
litarge
litas
litate
litchee
litchees
litchi
litchi nut
litchi tree
litchis
lite
lited
liteness
litenesses

Literary usage of Litanies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Augustus Hughes-Hughes (1906)
"See under sacred Song» (19th cent.). SECTION XII.—litanies AS ... I. litanies OP THE VIROIN MARY, consisting, unless the contrary is stated, of " Kyrie . ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In 517 AD the synod of Gerunda provided for two sets of "litanies"; ... A synod of Paris (573) in its tenth canon ordered litanies to be held for three days ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"In another passage Gregory speaks of litanies as already in existence, and their observance as familiar to the people :— "The return of this ..."

4. The Externals of the Catholic Church: Her Government, Ceremonies, Festivals by John Francis Sullivan (1917)
"How Catholic litanies Began. In the early centuries of our Church's history it was customary to have prayers with responses, resembling our present litanies ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The nature of the recently introduced litanies, which must be assumed to have been ... In the following century the manner of making litanies was to some ..."

6. Divine Worship in England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by John David Chambers (1877)
"litanies, BIDDING PRAYERS, PROCESSIONS. ... complete litanies of their own, ... litanies is.of early antiquity in ..."

7. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"litanies and Processions. news crossed the Channel to Antwerp, and had grown in the transit. The great bell of the cathedral was rung for the actual birth. ..."

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