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noun
prayer for reciting by a group of worshipers, especially the liturgy for public worship prescribed by the Church of England.
(initial capital letters) Book of Common Prayer.
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Origin of common prayer

First recorded in 1520–30
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common prayer

noun
the liturgy of public services of the Church of England, esp Morning and Evening Prayer
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