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Placebo

(Lat. “I will please”). Traditional name for Vespers of the Dead (see Burial, 4); derived from 1st word of the opening antiphon in Lat. (Ps. 116:9 [Vulgate 114:9] Placebo Domino in regione vivorum).


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