Benedictus /ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktəs/

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I. noun

1.
[Christian Church] an invocation beginning Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini (Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord) forming a set part of the Mass.
2.
[Christian Church] a canticle beginning Benedictus Dominus Deus (Blessed be the Lord God) from Luke 1:68–79.
– origin Latin, ‘blessed’, past participle of benedicere ‘wish well’.

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