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vigil light

noun
1.
a small candle in a church lighted as a devotional act.
2.
a candle or small light kept burning before a shrine, icon, etc.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for vigil light

vigil light

noun (mainly RC Church)
1.
a small candle lit as an act of personal devotion before a shrine or statue, usually in a church
2.
a small lamp kept permanently burning before such a shrine or statue
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