- The definition of a doxology is a Christian song of praise which is sung as part of a worship service.
An example of a doxology is the song "Praise God from whom all blessing flow."
A doxology in a hymn book.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the , which begins Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God in the highest)
- the , which begins Gloria Patri (glory to the Father)
- a hymn beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”
Origin: Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin doxologia ; from Ecclesiastical Greek a praising ; from doxologos, giving praise ; from doxa, praise, opinion ; from dokein, to seem (see decent) plush -logia, -logy
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noun pl. dox·ol·o·gies
Origin: Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise : doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + -logiā, -logy.
- doxˌo·logˈi·cal adjective
- doxˌo·logˈi·cal·ly adverb