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    Definition:
    Mystery - (a.) A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
    Mystery - (a.) A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
    Mystery - (a.) The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
    Mystery - (a.) Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.
    Mystery - (n.) A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
    Mystery - (n.) A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Mystery - n. (pl. -ies) 1 secret, hidden, or inexplicable matter. 2 secrecy or obscurity. 3 (attrib.) Secret, undisclosed (mystery guest). 4 practice of making a secret of things (engaged in mystery and intrigue). 5 (in full mystery story) fictional work dealing with a puzzling event, esp. A murder. 6 a religious truth divinely revealed. 7 (in pl.) A secret religious rites of the ancient greeks, romans, etc. B archaic eucharist. [greek musterion: related to *mystic]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Mystery play - n. Miracle play.
    Mystery tour - n. Pleasure trip to an unspecified destination.

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