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of•fer•to•ry



Pronunciation: (ô'fur-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, of'ur-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. (sometimes cap.) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service.
2. Eccles.
a. the verses, anthem, or music said, sung, or played while the offerings of the people are received at a religious service.
b. that part of a service at which offerings are made.
c. the offerings themselves.

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

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