Irenicon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Irenicon A proposition or device for securing peace, especially in the church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n irenicon A proposition, scheme, or treatise designed to promote peace, especially in the church.
    • n irenicon plural The deacon's litany (diaconica) or great synapte at the beginning of the liturgy of the Greek Church: named from the petitions “In peace let us pray of the Lord … For the peace from above … For the peace of the whole world … let us pray, etc.” (response “Kyrie eleison”), with which it opens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Irenicon a proposition or scheme for peace: the deacon's litany at the beginning of the Greek liturgy—from its opening petitions for peace
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. peaceful, fr. peace
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Eirenicon.

Usage

In literature:

Then, training up a band of disciples, he sent them forth proclaiming the new irenicon.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
But we at least have not professed to be composing an Irenicon, when we treated you as foes.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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