noun, often capitalized com·pline \ˈkäm-plən, -ˌplīn\

Definition of compline

  1. :  the seventh and last of the canonical hours

Origin and Etymology of compline

Middle English compline, complie, from Anglo-French cumplie, modification of Late Latin completa, from Latin, feminine of completus complete

First Known Use: 13th century

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