|Responsory (Re*spon"so*ry) (r?*sp?n"s?*r?), a.
Containing or making answer; answering. Johnson.
Responsory (Re*spon"so*ry), n.; pl. -ries (-r¿z).
1. (Eccl.) (a) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service. (b) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain. "Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy." Milton.
2. (Eccl.) An antiphonary; a response book.
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