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missal XIV (messel). — (partly through OF. messel, mod. missel) medL. missāle, use of n. sg. of missālis pert. to the Mass, f. missa MASS1; see -AL1.

Missal

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Missal. The book (in full Missale Romanum) containing introductory documents and everything to be said at the celebration of the mass (Lat., missa), together with the major ceremonial directions.

missal

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mis·sal / ˈmisəl/ • n. a book containing the texts used in the Catholic Mass throughout the year.

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missal a book containing the texts used in the Catholic Mass throughout the year. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes from medieval Latin missale, neuter of ecclesiastical Latin missalis ‘relating to the Mass’, from missa ‘Mass’.