- a book containing the forms of worship used in divine services.
Origin of service book
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for service book
Service-book, a book prescribing the order of public services in a church or congregation.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
He has taken the service-book of James Freeman Clarke, and, between reading and chanting, devised a matin service of great beauty.The College, the Market, and the Court
Caroline H. Dall
We offered this day to the Assembly a part of a directory for worship, to shoulder out the service-book.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Pie, pī, n. a book which ordered the manner of performing divine service: a service-book: an ordinal.
All the clergy who attempted to use the new Service-book were hustled and driven away (July, 1637).A History of England