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Benedicite

[ben-i-dis-i-tee] /ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical. the canticle beginning in Latin Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, and in English “O all ye works of the Lord.”.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Latin, imperative 2nd person plural of benedīcere (bene bene- + dīcere to speak)
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British Dictionary definitions for Benedicite

benedicite

/ˌbɛnɪˈdaɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(esp in Christian religious orders) a blessing or grace
interjection
2.
(obsolete) an expression of surprise
Word Origin
C13: from Latin, from benedīcere, from bene well + dīcere to speak

Benedicite

/ˌbɛnɪˈdaɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a canticle that originated as part of the Song of the Three Holy Children in the secondary addition to the Book of Daniel, beginning Benedicite omnia opera Domini Domino in Latin, and O all ye Works of the Lord in English
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