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Main Entry: 1mass
Pronunciation: primarystressmas
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English mæsse "religious service," from Latin missa, literally "dismissal at the end of a religious service," derived from earlier missus, past participle of mittere "to send"
1 capitalized : a series of prayers and ceremonies forming the eucharistic service especially of the Roman Catholic Church
2 often capitalized : a celebration of the Eucharist
3 : a musical setting for parts of the Mass

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