Book of Common Prayer

noun phrase

Definition of Book of Common Prayer

: the service book of the Anglican Communion

First Known Use of Book of Common Prayer

1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Book of Common Prayer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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