vigil light


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vigil light

n.
1. A small candle kept burning in the chancel of Christian churches to symbolize the presence of the Holy Sacrament; an altar light.
2. A candle lighted by a worshiper for a special devotional purpose.
3. A light or candle kept burning at a shrine or before an icon.

vigil light

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a small candle lit as an act of personal devotion before a shrine or statue, usually in a church
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a small lamp kept permanently burning before such a shrine or statue

vig′il light`


n.
a small candle lighted as a devotional act before a shrine, icon, etc., esp. in a church.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigil light - a candle lighted by a worshiper in a churchvigil light - a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church
candle, wax light, taper - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
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