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  • n. A vernacular paraphrase inserted into Latin liturgy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • 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.

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