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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small candle kept burning in the chancel of Christian churches to symbolize the presence of the Holy Sacrament; an altar light.
  • n. A candle lighted by a worshiper for a special devotional purpose.
  • n. A light or candle kept burning at a shrine or before an icon.

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  • n. a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church

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  • n.
    1. A small candle kept burning in the chancel of Christian churches to symbolize the presence of the Holy Sacrament; an altar light.
    2. A candle lighted by a worshiper for a special devotional purpose.
    3. A light or candle kept burning at a shrine or before an icon.
    _thefreedictionary.com

    Often, in particular, held by people at a memorial service

    February 24, 2008