Part of speech: noun

A supplicatory or responsive prayer.

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Usage examples "litany":

  1. When she was younger, she could ride and shoot as well as any lad on the island; then one day she awoke to find herself cloaked in a prison of curves and bulges, with a litany in her ears about all the things she wasn't supposed to be seen doing anymore. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  2. In John Bastwick's Litany, instead of " from plague, pestilence, and famine," we have " from bishops, priests, and deacons, good Lord, deliver us." - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.
  3. " As the head of the House of the Litany, the chief administrator of justice, it is I," said the prince with humility. - "Romance Island", Zona Gale.