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A book containing the service for each day, to be recited by those in orders in the Roman Catholic Church.
- ‘I found him surrounded by scores, his breviary in his hand.’
- ‘This breviary became the basis for the one most commonly used in Taiwan today.’
- ‘He was a small man who collected bones and breviaries.’
- ‘She was not kneeling there, breviary in hand in silent devotion.’
- ‘The Sarum breviary was reissued and ordered to be used throughout the province of Canterbury.’
Late Middle English (also denoting an abridged version of the Psalms): from Latin breviarium summary, abridgement, from breviare abridge, from brevis short, brief.
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