vigil-light

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:
1930–35

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vigil light
 
n
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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