Definitions for "Stabat Mater"
A celebrated Latin hymn, beginning with these words, commemorating the sorrows of the mother of our Lord at the foot of the cross. It is read in the Mass of the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, and is sung by Catholics when making "the way of the cross" (Via Crucis). See Station, 7 (c).
C13 sequence of the Roman Catholic Church "Stabat mater dolorosa", added to the liturgy in 1727.
A sequence in the Roman Catholic liturgy regarding the crucifixion, and used in several Divine offices.