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A musical ritual used to celebrate daily or extraordinary events in the community life of a math or concent. The music is performed a capella, using only the human voice and body-slapping. The community is called to the aut by a bell-ringing sequence.
The word Aut may be connected to the word act - substitution of act for aut works as well or better than subsitition of rite for aut throughout the book.
Dictionary Entry Edit
- 1. In Proto-and Old Orth, an act; an action deliberately taken by some entity, usually an individual.
- 2. In Middle and later Orth, a formal rite, usually conducted by an assembly of avout, by which the math or concent as a whole carries out some collective act, typically solemnized by singing of chants, performance of coded gestures, or other ritual behavior.