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



BrE BrE//ˈmɪsl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪsl//
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a book that contains the prayers etc. that are used at Mass in the Roman Catholic Church Word OriginMiddle English: from medieval Latin missale, neuter of ecclesiastical Latin missalis ‘relating to the Mass’, from missa ‘Mass’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: missal