missal


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mis·sal

 (mĭs′əl)
n.
1. Roman Catholic Church A book containing all the prayers and responses necessary for celebrating the Mass throughout the year.
2. A prayer book.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman missal and from Medieval Latin missāle (Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin), from neuter of missālis, of the Mass, from Late Latin missa, Mass; see Mass.]

missal

(ˈmɪsəl)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a book containing the prayers, rites, etc, of the Masses for a complete year
[C14: from Church Latin missale (n), from missālis concerning the Mass]

mis•sal

(ˈmɪs əl)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) a book containing the prayers and rites used in celebrating the mass over the course of the year.
2. any book of prayers or devotions.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin missāle, derivative of miss(a) mass2 + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missal - (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the yearmissal - (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year
prayer book, prayerbook - a book containing prayers
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations

missal

[ˈmɪsəl] Nmisal m

missal

[ˈmɪsəl] nmissel m

missal

nMessbuch nt, → Missale nt

missal

[ˈmɪsl] nmessale m
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It was the first of May, and the world shone like a great illuminated letter with which that father of artists, the sun, was making splendid his missal of the seasons.
The poverty of your cell, good father,'' said the knight, looking around him, and seeing nothing but a bed of leaves, a crucifix rudely carved in oak, a missal, with a rough-hewn table and two stools, and one or two clumsy articles of furniture ``the poverty of your cell should seem a sufficient defence against any risk of thieves, not to mention the aid of two trusty dogs, large and strong enough, I think, to pull down a stag, and of course, to match with most men.
Bazin, who had been standing listening to all this controversy with a pious jubilation, sprang toward them, took the breviary of the curate and the missal of the Jesuit, and walked respectfully before them to clear their way.
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We can imagine the pious, humble monk listening while another read and translated to him out of some Latin missal.
The priest, a little old man with a scanty grizzled beard and weary, good-natured eyes, was standing at the altar-rails, turning over the pages of a missal.
Then, he finished ruling the work he had in hand (it might have been illuminating a missal, he was so calm), in a very neat and methodical manner, showing not the slightest consciousness of the woman who was banging herself with increased violence, and shrieking most terrifically for some other woman's liver.
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And, mad as it sounds, because the halos and the name of God in the old missals were of real gold; these also were taken away.
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The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is clear about the bread: recently baked, made only from wheat and water, and unleavened.