from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Music At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- At one's pleasure; as one wishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. At pleasure; to the extent of one's wishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without advance preparation
“Farz,” or obligatory prayers and ad libitum with the
These tropes added to liturgical texts ad libitum were contained in special books,
+ The intonations or chants ad libitum, Asperges me, Gloria in excelsis, and the more solemn tones of the Prefaces must not be placed in the body of the Missal, but only at the end, in the forms of a supplement or appendix; to them (the ad libitum intonations or chants) may be added, either in the Missals or in separate publications of the chanted parts, the chants of the "Toni communes", already published in the "Gradual", which have reference to the sacred ministers.