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Agnus Dei Definition

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Other Agnus Dei Definition

[n] a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words
[n] figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ


Paschal Lamb

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allegory, emblem, prayer

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\Ag"nus De"i\ [L., lamb of God.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag. (b) A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It is made from the remains of the paschal candles and blessed by the Pope. (c) A triple prayer in the sacrifice of the Mass, beginning with the words ``Agnus Dei.''