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Meaning of breviary

bre•vi•ar•y

Pronunciation: (brē'vē-er"ē, brev'ē-), [key]
— pl. -ar•ies.
  1. a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office.
  2. a book of daily prayers and readings in some other churches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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