CARM Theological Dictionary
In Catholicism, a string of beads containing five sets with ten small beads. Each set of ten is separated by another bead. It also contains a crucifix. It is used in saying special prayers, usually to Mary where the rosary is used to count the prayers.
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Entry for 'Rosary'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ctd/r/rosary.html. 2013.