Pronunciation: (ben"i-dik'tus), [key]
1. the short canticle or hymn beginning in Latin Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, and in English “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
2. the canticle or hymn beginning in Latin Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel, and in English “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.”
3. a musical setting of a Benedictus.
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