breviary

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From Latin breviārium (summary) (compare abbreviation), ultimately from brevis (short).

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Noun[edit]

breviary (plural breviaries)

  1. A book containing prayers, hymns, and so on for everyday use at the canonical hours.
  2. (obsolete) A brief statement or summary.

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