• Latin: sollemis, annual


That which occurs yearly, hence at stated intervals, regular, established; festive, sacred, especially applied to the more important ceremonies of the Church, or to those ceremonies in which the rites of the Church are carried out in full, as Solemn Mass.

MLA Citation

  • “solemn”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 December 2010. Web. 16 January 2019. <>