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A hymn or formula of praise to God. "Glory to God in the Highest," recited or sung at Mass, is known as the greater doxology. "Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit" is the lesser doxology. (Etym. Greek doxa, opinion, glory + logia, science, knowledge.)