from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In some English churches before the reformation, a paraphrase or explanation of the Latin epistle in the vernacular tongue, read or sung for the benefit of the people immediately after the epistle.
  • Eccles., to extend by interpolation, as a part of the prescribed service: a frequent practice in the middle ages. Thus, the Gloria in Excelsis was sometimes farsed by interpolations in honor of the Virgin Mary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vernacular paraphrase inserted into Latin liturgy


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