Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In some English churches before the reformation, a paraphrase or explanation of the Latin epistle in the vernacular tongue, read or sung for the benefit of the people immediately after the epistle.
- Eccles., to extend by interpolation, as a part of the prescribed service: a frequent practice in the middle ages. Thus, the Gloria in Excelsis was sometimes farsed by interpolations in honor of the Virgin Mary.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.
“Such an insertion is often referred to as farsa, both in the Middle Ages and modern writings, although "farse" can refer to other types of troping as well.”
“He called them a "farse" because the FARC continues to kidnap people and won't cease hostilities.”
“The "farse" is your resorting to ignorant personal insults rather than debating the central issue.”
“Just think, 5 years ago, I was believing the farse of global warming, but there is too much evidence that it is a bunch of horse sh!”
“Just re-visited the Augustine Commission's on-line web site 'hsf. nasa.gov' -- the Q&A packaged 'puff questions' are un - changed since yesterday -- the content and set-up are a farse, all softballs.”
“This Congress, and this Administration, are a farse and need to leave quickly.”
“If we needed a youtuber in the white house, why did we not change the election to a farse?”
“Tom, the obvious fact is that our democracy is a convenient farse nothing “pessimistic” about that, huh?”
“Tom, the obvious fact is that our democracy is a convenient farse.”
“Sure the GOP numbers have dropped, why Rush said its all a farse this global warming thing.”
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