Fie upon him, he will discredit our mystery.Shak.
And that which is the noblest mysterySpenser.
Brings to reproach and common infamy.
2. A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester
Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
"Mystery plays," so called because acted by craftsmen.Skeat.
Mys"tic*al(?), } a. [L. mysticus, Gr. belonging to secret rites, from one initiated: cf. F. mystique. See 1st Mystery, Misty.] 1. Remote from or beyond human comprehension; baffling human understanding; unknowable; obscure; mysterious.
Heaven's numerous hierarchy spanEmerson.
The mystic gulf from God to man.
God hath revealed a way mystical and supernatural.Hooker.
2. Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical; as, a
Thus, then, did the spirit of unity and meekness inspire every joint and sinew of the mystical body.Milton.
3. employing mysticism; as,
mystical explanations; -- contrasted to
adv. -- Mys"tic*al*ness,
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