Ch. 12

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ecclesiastical

Of or belonging to the church or clergy.

piety

Devotion, reverence, or holiness.

hallow

To make holy or honor as sacred.

font

A basin or receptacle for holy or baptismal water.

liturgy

The church ritual for public worship.

litany

A form of prayer in which a member of the clergy utters a series of short invocations and the congregation responds in the same way to each.

missal

A book of prayers or devotions read at Mass.

oblation

The act of offering, or something offered in worship.

diocese

A district headed by a bishop.

conclave

A private meeting or secret assembly.

conventicle

A private or illegal assembly, usually religious.

crusade

A holy war; or any united movement to fight for an ideal.

absolve

To make free from guilt, blame, or obligation.

remission

A pardon, release, or forgiveness.

heresy

An opinion opposed to established views or doctrines.

apostasy

An abandonment or renunciation of what one has believed.

blasphemy

Irreverence, or speaking against God or sacred things.

perdition

Utter destruction, ruin, or damnation

interdict

A prohibitory decree, usually religious.

nativity

A birth, especially the birth of Jesus Christ.

amulet

A charm worn as protection against evil or injury.

mosque

A Mohammedan place of worship.

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