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Liturgy

originally meant public work, such as arranging the dancing and singing on public festivals, the

torch-races, the equipping and manning of ships, etc. In the Church of England it means the religious forms prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer. (Greek, litourgia.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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