liturgical [li-tur-ji-kuh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to formal public worship or liturgies.
  2. of or relating to the liturgy or Eucharistic service.
  3. of or relating to liturgics.

Also li·tur·gic. Origin of liturgical 1635–45; Medieval Latin lītūrgic(us) Late Greek leitourgikós ministering (leitourg(ós) minister + -ikos -ic; see liturgy) + -al1 Related formsli·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverban·ti·li·tur·gic, adjectivean·ti·li·tur·gi·cal, adjectivean·ti·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverbnon·li·tur·gic, adjectivenon·li·tur·gi·cal, adjectivenon·li·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for liturgic Historical Examples of liturgic

  • There, on all sides, are heard convent bells and liturgic sounds.

    Nooks and Corners of Old Paris

    Georges Cain

  • Throughout the movement is this alternation of liturgic chorale with tender melody.

    Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies

    Philip H. Goepp

  • Even Quinet notices this liturgic impotence of the Ultramontane religion.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 403, May, 1849


  • A liturgic sound reaches our ears at a cross path off the road, and a general silence is made in the thick crowd.

    Sterminator Vesevo (Vesuvius the great exterminator)

    Matilde Serao

  • It is at about this time that we find indications of the more systematic development of the liturgic priestly chant.

    Music in the History of the Western Church

    Edward Dickinson

  • British Dictionary definitions for liturgic liturgical liturgic (lɪˈtɜːdʒɪk) adjective

    1. of or relating to public worship
    2. of or relating to the liturgy

    Derived Formsliturgically, adverb Word Origin and History for liturgic liturgical adj.

    1640s, from Late Latin liturgicus, from New Testament Greek leitourgikos “ministering,” from leitourgos (see liturgy).

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