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Pronunciation: (lit'n-ē), [key]
pl. -nies.

1. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number in succession.
2. the Litany,the supplication in this form in the Book of Common Prayer.
3. a recitation or recital that resembles a litany.
4. a prolonged or tedious account: We heard the whole litany of their complaints.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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