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vesperal

[ ves-per-uhl ]
/ ˈvɛs pər əl /
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noun Ecclesiastical.
the part of an antiphonary containing the chants for vespers.
a cloth used between offices to cover the altar cloth.
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Origin of vesperal

From the Late Latin word vesperālis, dating back to 1615–25. See vesper, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for vesperal

vesperal
/ (ˈvɛspərəl) /

noun Christianity
a liturgical book containing the prayers, psalms, and hymns used at vespers
the part of the antiphonary containing these
a cloth laid over the altar cloth between offices or services
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