Re*spon"so*ry (r?*sp?n"s?*r?), a.

Containing or making answer; answering.

Johnson.

 

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Re*spon"so*ry, n.; pl. -ries (-rz). [LL. responsorium.]

1. Eccl. (a)

The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service.

(b)

A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain.

Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy. Milton.

2. Eccl.

An antiphonary; a response book.

 

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