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[li-tur-ji-kuh l] /lɪˈtɜr dʒɪ kəl/
of or relating to formal public worship or liturgies.
of or relating to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.
of or relating to liturgics.
Also, liturgic.
Origin of liturgical
1635-45; < Medieval Latin lītūrgic(us) < Late Greek leitourgikós ministering (leitourg(ós) minister + -ikos -ic; see liturgy) + -al1
Related forms
liturgically, adverb
antiliturgic, adjective
antiliturgical, adjective
antiliturgically, adverb
nonliturgic, adjective
nonliturgical, adjective
nonliturgically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for liturgical
  • liturgical dancers have to know what they're trying to convey.
  • The exhibition includes portraits of the czars and their families, tableware and jewelry as well as liturgical objects.
  • In matters liturgical and clerical, her command is impeccable.
  • There had been many struggles as to liturgical use in medieval days, and these were thus ended before the great struggle began.
  • It jettisons facetiousness for a liturgical solemnity, and hardware for soft lips.
  • His work includes liturgical pieces, hand raised bowls, and chalices.
  • Presents a method of teaching liturgical texts, related to the lectionary.
  • Recently, however, interest in the dance incorporated into liturgical worship has revived.
  • All major scholarly works are represented, complemented by a comprehensive collection of liturgical texts and service books.
  • Museum contains original statues, paintings and liturgical vestments and artifacts.
British Dictionary definitions for liturgical


of or relating to public worship
of or relating to the liturgy
Derived Forms
liturgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for liturgical

1640s, from Late Latin liturgicus, from New Testament Greek leitourgikos "ministering," from leitourgos (see liturgy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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