, n.;
pl. Mysteries.
[OE. mistere, OF. mestier, F. mtier, L. ministerium. See Ministry.] 1. A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
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Fie upon him, he will discredit our mystery.
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And that which is the noblest mystery
Brings to reproach and common infamy.
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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.
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"Mystery plays," so called because acted by craftsmen.
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(?), } 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.
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Heaven's numerous hierarchy span
The mystic gulf from God to man.
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God hath revealed a way mystical and supernatural.
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2. Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical; as, a mystic dance; mystic Babylon.
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Thus, then, did the spirit of unity and meekness inspire every joint and sinew of the mystical body.
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3. employing mysticism; as, mystical intuition; mystical explanations; -- contrasted to logical, rational, analytical.
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-- Mys"tic*al*ly, adv. -- Mys"tic*al*ness, n.
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