lesser doxology

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Gloria Patri

[glawr-ee-uh pah-tree, glohr-]
the short hymn “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
Also called lesser doxology.

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Gloria Patri (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ˈpɑːtrɪ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ˈpæt-)
1.  See doxology the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words
2.  a musical setting of this
[literally: glory to the father]

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