from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A card sent usually to a bereaved person or family indicating that the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said on behalf of the deceased.

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  • noun Christianity A religious card that states that a Catholic Mass has been said in honour of a dead person, or as a request for special favours such as improved health or success in a worldly endeavour.

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  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to a bereaved family that says the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased


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