responsory

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via Middle English from Late Latin responsorium, from Latin respons (answered), from the verb respondeō (I answer).

Noun[edit]

responsory (plural responsories)

  1. A chant or anthem recited after a reading in a church service

Adjective[edit]

responsory (not comparable)

  1. Containing or making answer; answering.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)