Church Slavonic

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Church Slavonic

n.
Any of the forms of Old Church Slavonic that are used as liturgical languages in Slavic-speaking Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches and that are influenced in pronunciation and grammar by the local Slavic language spoken by the church communities.

Church Slavonic

or

Church Slavic

n
(Languages) Old Church Slavonic, esp as preserved in the liturgical use of the Orthodox church

Church′ Slavon′ic

(or Slav′ic),


n.
a liturgical language used in Eastern Orthodox churches in Slavic countries since the 11th or 12th century, representing a development of Old Church Slavonic through contact with the national Slavic languages.
[1840–50]
References in periodicals archive ?
Those interested were advised to learn the dead Church Slavonic language.