liturgical

[li-tur-ji-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to formal public worship or liturgies.
2.
of or pertaining to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.
3.
of or pertaining to liturgics.
Also, liturgic.


Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin lītūrgic(us) < Late Greek leitourgikós ministering (leitourg(ós) minister + -ikos -ic; see liturgy) + -al1

liturgically, adverb
antiliturgic, adjective
antiliturgical, adjective
antiliturgically, adverb
nonliturgic, adjective
nonliturgical, adjective
nonliturgically, adverb
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liturgical or liturgic (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪkəl, lɪˈtɜːdʒɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to public worship
2.  of or relating to the liturgy
 
liturgic or liturgic
 
adj
 
li'turgically or liturgic
 
adv

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liturgical
1640s, from L.L. liturgicus, from Gk. leitourgikos, from leitourgos (see liturgy).
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Example sentences
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.
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