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(Gk. litaneia, Lat. litania, “entreaty; supplication”). Liturgical prayer consisting of petitions and supplications spoken or sung, usually alternately, by worship leader and cong. OT background in such passages as Ps 136. 1st NT use traced to early ch.

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