book of hours

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book of hours

n.
A book containing Christian prayers and other devotional texts arranged according to the canonical hours and the feast days of the liturgical calendar. Many medieval books of hours, intended for use by wealthy or aristocratic laypeople, are noted for their rich illumination.

book of hours

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capitals) a book used esp in monasteries during the Middle Ages that contained the prayers and offices of the canonical hours
Translations
Stundenbuch
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