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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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RESPONSORIAL

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Descriptive or performance or certain musical forms in liturgical practice, vocal or instrumental with a soloist alternating with choir or congregation; priest and congregation aswering each other; two choirs alternately responding usually in chant.