Angelus a prayer to the Virgin, commonly said in the Roman Church three times a day, viz., in the morning, at noon, and in the evening, when the bell is sounded thrice, three strokes each time. Pope John XXII instituted this office in 1316, and several popes have granted indulgences to those who say the Angelus on their knees. — Landon, Eccl. Dict. 1. 370.