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n. pl. dox·ol·o·gies
An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.

[Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise : doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + logos, saying; see -logy.]

dox′o·log′i·cal (dŏk′sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
dox′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
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n, pl -gies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
[C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy]
doxological adj
ˌdoxoˈlogically adv
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(dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
2. the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, =doxo-, comb. form of dóxa honor, glory + -logia -logy]
dox`o•log′i•cal (-səˈlɒg ɪ kəl) adj.
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a short hymn expressing praise to God. — doxological, adj.
See also: Music
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doxology - a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Christian liturgy - the Christian worship services
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
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Alexander Sider, To See History Doxologically: History and Holiness in John Howard Yoder's Ecclesiology (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2011); Anthony Siegrist, Participating Witness: An Anabaptist Theology of Baptism and the Sacramental Character of the Church (Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2013).
(10) This man is the responsible reason of the creation through which everything returns doxologically to the Creator.
The commitment to divine love (191) is best understood and expressed doxologically and eschatologically: "We must remind ourselves once again of two irreducible truths about the eternal Trinity: he is Love and his eternal gifting is the source of every created good" (199).