American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medieval drama based on scriptural events especially in the life of Jesus.
- n. performing arts A medieval dramatic performance depicting events from Christian scriptures, especially events from the life of Jesus Christ.
- n. a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
- From mystery1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A recent advocate of this idea is Ahmed Osman, who, in his House of the Messiah, advances the theory that the Gospel stories actually recorded a mystery play dating back many centuries to the time of Ancient Egypt.”
“A mystery play of the fifteenth century celebrates St. Fiacre's life and miracles.”
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