- liturgy [lit′ərjē]n.pl. liturgies [Fr liturgie < ML(Ec) liturgia < Gr leitourgia, public service to the gods (in LXX & N.T., ministry of priests), ult. < leōs, laos, people + ergon, WORK]1. prescribed forms or ritual for public worship in any of various religions or churches2. the Eucharistic service, esp. (DIVINE LITURGY) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.