Doxology Dox*ol"o*gy, n.; pl. {Doxologies}. [LL. doxologia, Gr. ?, fr. ? praising, giving glory; ? opinion, estimation, glory, praise (from ? to think, imagine) + ? to speak: cf. F. doxologie. See {Dogma}, and {Legend}.] In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation. [1913 Webster]

David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies. --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • Doxology — • The doxology in the form in which we know it has been used since about the seventh century all over Western Christendom, except in one corner Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Doxology     Doxology …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • doxology — [däks äl′ə jē] n. pl. doxologies [ML(Ec) doxologia < Gr(Ec), a praising < doxologos, giving praise < doxa, praise, opinion < dokein, to seem (see DECENT) + logia, LOGY] a hymn of praise to God; specif., a) the greater doxology, which… …   English World dictionary

  • doxology — I noun adulation, compliment, glorification, hero worship, idolatry, laudation, overpraise, paean, praise II index laudation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • doxology — (n.) hymn of praise, 1640s, from M.L. doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Gk. doxologia praise, glory, from doxologos praising, glorifying, from doxa glory, praise (from dokein to seem good; see DECENT (Cf. decent)) + logos a speaking (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • doxology — ► NOUN (pl. doxologies) ▪ a liturgical formula of praise to God. ORIGIN Greek doxologia, from doxa appearance, glory …   English terms dictionary

  • Doxology — A doxology (from the Greek δόξα [doxa] glory + λογία [ logia], saying )[1] is a short hymn of praises to God in various Christian worship services, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. The tradition derives from a similar… …   Wikipedia

  • Doxology —    Christian formula of divine praise. The are many examples in both the Old and New Testaments. The most familiar ones for musical contexts include the greater doxology, which is the Gloria of the Roman Catholic mass, and the lesser doxology… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • doxology — doxological /dok seuh log i keuhl/, adj. doxologically, adv. /dok sol euh jee/, n., pl. doxologies. 1. a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God. 2. the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning Praise God from whom all… …   Universalium

  • doxology —    Literally, a short verse praising God; doxologies may be traced to the New Testament and became part of the Roman Catholic liturgy, from whence they passed to Protestantism. By the fourth century, two doxologies had achieved special status in… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Doxology —    Any form or verse in which glory is ascribed to God or the Blessed Trinity, for example, the Gloria in Excelsis, which is called the greater Doxology, and the Gloria Patri, the lesser Doxology. The concluding words of the Lord s Prayer… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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