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Nunc Di•mit•tis  (nungk di mitis, nŏŏngk), 
  • Bible(italics) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke 2:29–32, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.''
  • Foreign Terms, Bible(l.c.) permission to leave;
    dismissal or departure.
  • Etymology: Latin

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    Nunc Dimittis /ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs; ˈnʊŋk/ n
    1. the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
    2. a musical setting of this
    Etymology: from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart

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