breviary

noun
bre·​via·​ry | \ ˈbrē-və-rē How to pronounce breviary (audio) , -vyə-, -vē-ˌer-ē, -ˌe-rē also ˈbre-\
plural breviaries

Definition of breviary

1 often capitalized

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

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Examples of breviary in a Sentence

a speech that could serve as a breviary for impeachment

First Known Use of breviary

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for breviary

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

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The first known use of breviary was in the 15th century

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