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conductus

[kuh n-duhk-tuh s] /kənˈdʌk təs/
noun, plural conductus.
1.
any of various forms of medieval song with a Latin text.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin conduc-, variant stem of condūcere (see conduce) + -tus suffix of v. action; cf. conduct
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in medieval music, a metrical Latin song of ceremonial character for one, two, or three voices. The word first appeared in mid-12th-century manuscripts with reference to processional pieces.

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