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English definition of “Hail Mary”

Hail Mary

noun [C]     /ˌheɪlˈmeə.ri/ US  /-ˈmer.i/
a Catholic prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus ChristThe Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominationsReligious ceremonies and prayers
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