Etymology
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breviary (n.)

1540s, "brief statement;" 1610s, "short prayer book used by Catholic priests;" from Latin breviarium "summary," noun use of neuter of adjective breviarius "abridged," from breviare "to shorten, abbreviate," from brevis "short" (from PIE root *mregh-u- "short").

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Definitions of breviary

breviary (n.)
(Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders;
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