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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]
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There they translated the Bible in the Old Church Slavonic language and created the Glagolitic alphabet, which later served as the basis of the Cyrillic alphabet developed by their disciples.
Those interested were advised to learn the dead Church Slavonic language.