missal


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missal

a book of prayers or devotions
Not to be confused with:
missile – an object or weapon for throwing or shooting

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
References in classic literature ?
A moment later, the grave and learned Robert Mistricolle, the king's protonotary, passed, with an enormous missal under one arm and his wife on the other (Damoiselle Guillemette la Mairesse), having thus by his side his two regulators,--spiritual and temporal.
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.
We can imagine the pious, humble monk listening while another read and translated to him out of some Latin missal. He would sit with clasped hands and earnest eyes, intent on understanding.
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. With a slight bow to Levin he began immediately reading prayers in the official voice.
``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.
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.
The only other things are a few old missals and little Catholic pictures, which the Ogilvies kept, I suppose, from the Middle Ages--their family pride being stronger than their Puritanism.
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."
Sometimes we saw little towns or castles on the top of steep hills such as we see in old missals; sometimes we ran by rivers and streams which seemed from the wide stony margin on each side of them to be subject ot great floods.
Such had he imagined the angels, and such he had tried to paint them in the Beaulieu missals; but here there was something human, were it only in the battered hawk and discolored dress, which sent a tingle and thrill through his nerves such as no dream of radiant and stainless spirit had ever yet been able to conjure up.
Instead of requiring that implementation of all parts of the new Roman Missal wait until the first Sunday of Advent; bishops who head dioceses can authorize the gradual introduction of the musical settings of the people's parts of the Mass Begihning in September.