• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benedictus The song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Benedictus The short canticle or hymn, also distinctively called the Benedictus qui venit, beginning in Latin “Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini,” and in English “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord,” preceded and followed by “Hosanna in Excelsis,” that is, “Hosanna in the highest,” which is usually appended in the Roman Catholic mass to the Sanetus, from Psalm cxviii. 26, Luke xix. 38, etc. The Benedictus qui venit was retained in the Prayer-Book of 1549, and is sung in some Anglican churches at choral or solemn celebrations of the holy communion, just before the prayer of consecration.
    • n Benedictus A musical setting of this canticle, forming a separate movement in a mass.
    • n Benedictus The canticle or hymn beginning in Latin “Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel,” and in English “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel”; the song of Zacharias, Luke i. 68–71. In the English Prayer-Book it is the canticle following the second lesson with the Jubilate as its alternate. In the American Prayer-Book only the first four verses are given: alterations made in 1886 direct the use of the whole canticle on Sundays in Advent, but permit the omission at other times of the portion following the fourth verse.
    • n Benedictus A musical setting of this canticle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Benedictus the canticle of Zacharias (Luke, i. 68-79), used in the Roman service of matin-lauds, and occurring after the second lesson in Anglican matins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., blessed. See Benedict (a.)


In literature:

Bartholinus, Benedictus, Hippocrates, Lentilius, Salmuth, and Schenck mention lactation in virgins.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Benedictus Dominus qui non dedit nos in captionem dentibus eorum.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Then she asked still further particulars concerning Brother Benedictus, the old Minorite whom he had treated so kindly.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
This morning Pater Benedictus was a totally different person from the man, who had sat over the wine the night before.
"A Word Only A Word, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Benedictus Dominus qui non dedit nos in captionem dentibus eorum.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
The Mass in D furnishes another instance where the celestial harmonies are introduced to still better purpose than in the Benedictus.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
The Benedictus qui venit is usually very beautiful.
"The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome" by Charles Michael Baggs
Guardianship of sons of Benedictus 164 37.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
In greater doses they invert the motions of the stomach and lacteals; and hence vomit or purge, as carduus benedictus, rhubarb.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Mackenzie's "Benedictus" given in New York City by Theodore Thomas.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee

In news:

Wireless Solution Sweden AB had the honor of celebrating Benedictus XVI on his first voyage as Pope back to his home country of Germany.

In science:

Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis, voca me cum benedictus.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011