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doxology (dŏksŏl´əjē) [Gr. doxa=glory] formulaic ascription of praise to God, encountered in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. The best-known doxologies of the Christian church are Gloria in excelsis, or the greater doxology; Gloria Patri, or the lesser doxology; and the closing stanza of Thomas Ken's morning and evening hymns, beginning, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," sung to the tune Old Hundredth from the Genevan Psalter (see hymn).

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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 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’.

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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 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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