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Breviary

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Bre'viary. n.s. [breviaire, Fr. breviarium, Lat.]

  1. An abridgment; an epitome; a compendium.

    Cresconius, an African bishop, has given us an abridgment, or breviary thereof. Ayliffe's Parergon.

  2. The book containing the daily service of the church of Rome.

Sources: Ayliffe, John (43)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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