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 for Liturgies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liturgy \Lit"ur*gy\ (l[i^]t"[u^]r*j[y^]), n.; pl. Liturgies
     (l[i^]t"[u^]r*j[i^]z). [F. liturgie, LL. liturgia, Gr.
     leitoyrgi`a a public service, the public service of God,
     public worship; (assumed) le`i:tos, lei^tos, belonging to the
     people, public (fr. lao`s, lew`s, the people) + the root of
     'e`rgon work. See Lay, a., and Work.]
     An established formula for public worship, or the entire
     ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed
     forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the
     Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in
     any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration
     of Mass.
     [1913 Webster]

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