Definition of liturgy in English:


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nounplural noun liturgies

  • 1A form or formulary according to which public religious worship, especially Christian worship, is conducted.

    ‘the Church of England liturgy’
    • ‘a tradition which found its expression in ritual and liturgy’
    ritual, worship, service, ceremony, rite, observance, celebration, ordinance, office, sacrament, solemnity, ceremonial
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    1. 1.1A religious service conducted according to a liturgy.
      • ‘at the conclusion of the liturgy the Bishop presented the certificates’
      ceremony, ritual, rite, observance, ordinance
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    2. 1.2the LiturgyThe Eucharistic service of the Eastern Orthodox Church (also called the Divine Liturgy).
  • 2(in ancient Greece) a public office or duty performed voluntarily by a rich Athenian.



/ˈlidərjē/ /ˈlɪdərdʒi/


Mid 16th century via French or late Latin from Greek leitourgia ‘public service, worship of the gods’, from leitourgos ‘minister’, from lēitos ‘public’ + -ergos ‘working’.