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Responsory   Listen
noun
Responsory  n.  (pl. responsories)  
1.
(Eccl.)
(a)
The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service.
(b)
A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain. "Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy."
2.
(Eccl.) An antiphonary; a response book.






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