(In the Christian Church) a book containing the prayers or offices to be said at the canonical hours of the day, particularly popular in the Middle Ages.
More example sentences
- Psalters were the most popular book used for private devotion before the books of hours.
- Like many books of hours, the Murthly book was written for a noblewoman.
- Beyond the planets are four depictions of the seasons that recall a medieval book of hours but seem to rely on the tarot, with images of the Fool, the Chariot and Death.
Definition of book of hours in:
- The British & World English dictionary