Introit

In*tro"it

(?), n. [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]
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1. A going in. Caxton.
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2. (R. C. Ch.) (a) A psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar. (b) A part of a psalm or other portion of Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar.
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3. (R. C. Ch.) An anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service.
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4. Any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services.
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