breviary

noun bre·via·ry \ ˈbrē-və-rē , -vyə- , -vē-ˌer-ē , -ˌe-rē also ˈbre- \

Definition of breviary

plural breviaries
1 often capitalized
a : a book of the prayers, hymns, psalms, and readings for the canonical hours
2
[Latin breviarium]
: a brief summary

Examples of breviary in a Sentence

  1. a speech that could serve as a breviary for impeachment

Origin and Etymology of breviary

Middle English breviarie, from Medieval Latin breviarium, from Latin, summary, from brevis


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