Sanctus definitions

săngk'təs
A hymn of praise sung or spoken at the end of the Preface in many Eucharistic liturgies, including the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
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An acclamation beginning “Holy, holy, holy Lord” that immediately follows the Preface of the Mass.
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A musical setting for this hymn.
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A musical setting for this.
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A hymn from Christian liturgy, loosely related to the Trisagion.
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Origin of sanctus

Middle English from Late Latin Sānctus from Latin sānctus holy (from the first word of the hymn) sanctify