book of hours

or Book of Hours


noun

a book containing the prescribed order of prayers, readings from Scripture, and rites for the canonical hours.

Nearby words

  1. book match,
  2. book of account,
  3. book of books,
  4. book of changes,
  5. book of common prayer,
  6. book of kells,
  7. book of mormon,
  8. book of odes,
  9. book of original entry,
  10. book of the dead

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British Dictionary definitions for book of hours

book of hours

noun

(often capitals) a book used esp in monasteries during the Middle Ages that contained the prayers and offices of the canonical hours
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