noun, plural doxologies.
a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

1640–50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, equivalent to doxo- (combining form of dóxa honor, glory) + -logia -logy

doxological [dok-suh-log-i-kuhl] , adjective
doxologically, adverb Unabridged
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doxology (dɒkˈsɒlədʒɪ)
n , pl -gies
a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
[C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy]

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Word Origin & History

1640s, from M.L. doxologia, from Gk. doxologia, from doxologos "praising, glorifying," from doxa "glory, praise" (from dokein "to seem good;" see decent) + logos "a speaking."
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Encyclopedia Britannica


an expression of praise to God. In Christian worship there are three common doxologies:

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Example sentences
Last of all are questions on the ages of the world, and the whole is concluded by a creed and the doxology.
He put on his coat and hat and went out to fulfill the day's doxology.
He is surprised that she asks him to sing a version of the doxology.
The vast audience was dismissed with a benediction alter the doxology had been sung.
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