Definition of opus Dei in English:

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opus Dei

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊpəs ˈdeɪiː/
Pronunciation: /ˈɒpəs/


1 [mass noun] Christian Church Liturgical worship regarded as humankind’s primary duty to God.
Example sentences
  • Only in the monasteries were young men taught to read and write, and then solely in order to carry out service to God, the opus Dei, and to disseminate His words and deeds and His grand plan for humanity, as recorded in the Bible.
2 (Opus Dei) trademark A Roman Catholic organization of laymen and priests founded in Spain in 1928 with the aim of re-establishing Christian ideals in society.


Late 19th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'work of God'.

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