- The definition of liturgy is the ritual or script for various forms of public worship in churches.
An example of liturgy is the sacrament of the Eucharist.
liturgy definition by Webster's New World
- prescribed forms or ritual for public worship in any of various religions or churches
- the Eucharistic service, esp. ( Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Origin: French liturgie ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin liturgia ; from Classical Greek leitourgia, public service to the gods (in Septuagint and amp; New Testament , ministry of priests), ultimately ; from leōs, laos, people plush ergon, work
liturgy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. lit·ur·gies
- A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
- often Liturgy Christianity The sacrament of the Eucharist.
Origin: Late Latin lītūrgia, from Greek leitourgiā, public service, from leitourgos, public servant, from earlier lēitourgos : lēiton, town hall (from lēos, dialectal variant of lāos, people) + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.