Thanksgiving

Definition of Thanksgiving

Thanks´giv`ing
n.1.The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.
Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.
- 1 Tim. iv. 4.
In the thanksgiving before meat.
- Shak.
And taught by thee the Church prolongs
Her hymns of high thanksgiving still.
- Keble.
2.A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.

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Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, acknowledgment, aid prayer, appeal, beadroll, beads, benediction, beseechment, bidding prayer, blessing, breviary, chaplet, cognizance, collect, communion, contemplation, credit, crediting, devotions, entreaty, grace, hymn, impetration, imploration, intercession, invocation, litany, meditation, obsecration, obtestation, orison, paean, petition, praise, prayer, prayer of thanks, prayer wheel, recognition, rogation, rosary, silent prayer, suit, supplication, thank offering, thank-you, thanks
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