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In the Roman Catholic Church and some other churches, the ceremony of sprinkling the altar, clergy, and congregation with holy water.

[From Latin aspergēs (mē), you will sprinkle (me), the first words of the rite, second person sing. future tense of aspergere, to sprinkle; see asperse.]
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1. (Roman Catholic Church) a short rite preceding Mass, in which the celebrant sprinkles those present with holy water to the accompaniment of the chant Asperges me, Domine
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the chant opening with these words
[C16: from Latin Asperges (me hyssopo) Thou shalt purge (me with hyssop)]
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(əˈspɜr dʒiz)

the rite of sprinkling holy water before high mass.
[< Latin: you will sprinkle (2nd pers. singular future of aspergere)]
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