Definition of living rosary in US English:

living rosary

noun

  • 1A method of reciting the rosary by an association of fifteen members, each of whom undertakes to recite a specific decade, typically daily (sometimes monthly); an instance of this.

  • 2(Now more usually) a method of reciting the rosary, in which each rosary bead is represented by an individual, who typically leads the prayer assigned to the bead he or she represents; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Catholic Magazine.