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Sanctus bell

noun
1.
a bell rung during the celebration of Mass to call attention to the more solemn parts.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80
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Sanctus bell

noun
1.
(mainly RC Church) a bell rung as the opening words of the Sanctus are pronounced and also at other important points during Mass
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