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a book of prayers or devotions
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missile – an object or weapon for throwing or shooting
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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.]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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missal[ˈmɪsəl] N → misal m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
missal[ˈmɪsəl] n → missel m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Messbuch nt, → Missale nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
missal[ˈmɪs/əl] n → messale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995