Sanctus bell
noun Date: 15th century a bell rung by the server at several points (as at the Sanctus) during the mass

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sanctus bell — Sanctus Sanc tus, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.] 1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanctus bell — n. a small bell or set of bells rung at certain parts of the Mass (as at the Sanctus or after the consecration) …   English World dictionary

  • sanctus bell — noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: Middle English : a bell rung at the Sanctus in a highly liturgical church service …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sanctus bell — a bell rung during the celebration of Mass to call attention to the more solemn parts. [1470 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanctus bell — noun sacring bell …   Wiktionary

  • sanctus bell — noun a sacring bell …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sanctus bell — /ˈsæŋktəs bɛl/ (say sangktuhs bel) noun Roman Catholic Church a small bell rung during mass before the Elevation, and sometimes at several other points in the mass; no longer liturgically required …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sanctus — • The Sanctus is the last part of the Preface in the Mass, sung in practically every rite by the people (or choir). One of the elements of the liturgy of which exists the earliest evidence Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sanctus      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sanctus — Sanc tus, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.] 1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; called also {Tersanctus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanctus — n. (also Sanctus) 1 the prayer or hymn beginning Holy, holy, holy said or sung at the end of the Eucharistic preface. 2 the music for this. Phrases and idioms: sanctus bell a handbell or the bell in the turret at the junction of the nave and the… …   Useful english dictionary

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