laudPronunciation: (lôd), [key]
to praise; extol.
a song or hymn of praise.
2. lauds, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Eccles.
a canonical hour, marked esp. by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
LaudPronunciation: (lôd), [key]
1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.
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