Responsory Re*spon"so*ry, n.; pl. {-ries} (-r?z). [LL. responsorium.] 1. (Eccl.) (a) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service. (b) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain. [1913 Webster]

Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) An antiphonary; a response book. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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