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dox·ol·o·gy / däkˈsäləjē/ • n. (pl. -gies) a liturgical formula of praise to God. DERIVATIVES: dox·o·log·i·cal / ˌdäksəˈläjikəl/ adj.

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Doxology. A short hymn ascribing glory (Gk., doxa) to God. In the eucharist the doxology is the ending of the eucharistic prayer. See also GLORIA, for the lesser doxology.

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doxology formal ascription of praise to God. XVII. — medL. doxologia — Gr. doxologíā, f. doxológos giving glory, f. dóxa glory; see -LOGY.

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doxology a liturgical formula of praise to God. The word is recorded from the mid 17th century, and comes via medieval Latin from Greek doxologia, from doxa ‘appearance, glory’, from dokein ‘seem’.