from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, an abbreviation of decrescendo.


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  • The one exception to the above rule was made by the Congregation of Rites (decr. 3177 and 3844), which prescribed that when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on All Souls day, in the devotion of the Forty Hours, the colour of the vestments must be violet.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • According to the new liturgical laws, however, (S.R. C., decr. 3920), if the Mass is offered for one or more dead who are named, the first prayer is said accordingly, the second is taken ad libitum, and the third is always the "Fidelium".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • For the same reason the Church prescribes (S.C. R., decr. 3864) that, if in any locality

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Now the solemnity of the day, in this connexion, is declared by the Church through the more solemn rite with which some feasts throughout the year are celebrated, namely, primary days of the Rite of the First Class (S.C. R., decr. 3755), which are: (i)

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • After 1625 the Congregation of Rites hesitated for a while before authorizing its further spread (cf. the seven decrees "Analecta Juris Pontificii", LVIII, decr 716 sqq.)

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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