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- n. A Roman Catholic service for the dead, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which dirige is the first word; a dirge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.
Latin. See dirge. (Wiktionary)