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Definition of angelus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

angelus

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈændʒələs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈændʒələs//
 
(also the Angelus) [singular]
 
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(in the Roman Catholic Church) prayers said in the morning, at midday and in the evening; a bell rung when it is time for these prayers Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from the Latin phrase Angelus domini ‘the angel of the Lord’, the opening words of the devotion.
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