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22 terms

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.