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votive Mass

noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a Mass that does not correspond with the office of the day but is said, as for a special intention, at the choice of the celebrant.
Origin of votive Mass
1730-1740
1730-40
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  • Today was an ordinary Feria; a votive Mass would not be forbidden by the rubics.

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