Variant of rosary
- a string of five (sometimes fifteen) sets of beads (one large bead and ten small beads in each set), used to count prayers as they are recited: at each large bead an Our Father is said; at each small one, a Hail Mary; at the end of each set, the lesser doxology
- this group of prayers
- any string of beads used in praying
Origin: Middle English rosarie from Classical Latin rosarium, rose garden (in ML, rosary, garland of roses) from neuter of rosarius, of roses from rosa, rose
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