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Meaning of BREVIARY

Pronunciation:  'breevee`eree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders

BREVIARY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: prayer book, prayerbook



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bre"vi*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Breviaries}. [F. br['e]viarie,
L. breviarium summary, abridgment, neut. noun fr. breviarius
abridged, fr. brevis short. See {Brief}, and cf. {Brevier}.]
1. An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or

         A book entitled the abridgment or breviary of those
         roots that are to be cut up or gathered. --Holland.

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.