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Definition of Breviary


  1. An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary.
  2. A book containing the daily public or canonical prayers of the Roman Catholic or of the Greek Church for the seven canonical hours, namely, matins and lauds, the first, third, sixth, and ninth hours, vespers, and compline; -- distinguished from the missal.

Breviary Translations

breviary in German is Brevier