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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year.

Usage examples (27)
  • In 1548 the first Book of Common Prayer was issued replacing the old Latin missals and service books.
  • The missal is also placed on the altar on the Epistle side.
  • What is also notable about this missal is that it is, to my knowledge, the only usus antiquior pew missal which is completely up to date, including the revised...
  • 'Such a missal as that is well worth your prayer-books.' for more
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  • The naughty altar boy used his "missal" (a book containing prayers for the year) as a "missile" (an object that is thrown or hurled) to shoo the "missel" (a bird) from the window.
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