These were service books containing the blessings given during mass and arranged according to use through the liturgical year They were known as Liber Benedictionum or Liber Benedictionalis. The 10c Benedictional of St Mthelwold is an esp. fine example. [< Lat. benedictionalis = concerned with blessing, praising]

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  • Benedictionary — Ben e*dic tion*a*ry, n. A collected series of benedictions. [1913 Webster] The benedictionary of Bishop Athelwold. G. Gurton s Needle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • benediction —   n. blessing; act of blessing; Roman Catholic, rite of blessing the people with the monstrance.    ♦ benedictional,    ♦ benedictionary, n. collection of benedictions.    ♦ benedictive,    ♦ benedictory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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