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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lit·a·ny /ˈlɪtṇi, ˈlɪtni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·a·ny n.; pl. Litanies   A solemn form of supplication in the public worship of various churches, in which the clergy and congregation join, the former leading and the latter responding in alternate sentences. It is usually of a penitential character.
    Supplications . . . for the appeasing of God's wrath were of the Greek church termed litanies, and rogations of the Latin.   --Hooker.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any long and tedious address or recital; "the patient
           recited a litany of complaints"; "a litany of failures"
      2: a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest
         with responses from the congregation