Roman Catholic Church. a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office.
a book of daily prayers and readings in some other churches.
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How to use breviary in a sentence
A young priest was standing there overlooking the operations of some workmen, and muttering his breviary.The False Chevalier | William Douw Lighthall
He knelt down as he said this, and with trembling lips and tearful eyes recited some verses from his breviary.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II) | Charles James Lever
He sat with knitted brows at the foot of a bush, and nervously turned the pages of his breviary.The Surprises of Life | Georges Clemenceau
A Roman breviary lay open on a velvet-covered table before the crucifix.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
After he had thoroughly broken his fast, he went to church; and they carried for him, in a great basket, a huge breviary.
British Dictionary definitions for breviary
RC Church a book of psalms, hymns, prayers, etc, to be recited daily by clerics in major orders and certain members of religious orders as part of the divine office
a similar book in the Orthodox Church
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