Definition of breviary in English:
noun (plural breviaries)
- The Sarum breviary was reissued and ordered to be used throughout the province of Canterbury.
- I found him surrounded by scores, his breviary in his hand.
- This breviary became the basis for the one most commonly used in Taiwan today.
Late Middle English (also denoting an abridged version of the psalms): from Latin breviarium 'summary, abridgment', from breviare 'abridge', from brevis 'short, brief'.
- British & World English dictionary
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