(vĕs′pər-əl) Ecclesiastical
A book containing the words and hymns to be used at vespers.
Of or relating to vesper or vespers.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a liturgical book containing the prayers, psalms, and hymns used at vespers
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the part of the antiphonary containing these
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a cloth laid over the altar cloth between offices or services
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(ˈvɛs pər əl)

1. the part of an antiphonary containing the chants for vespers.
2. a cloth used between offices to cover the altar cloth.
[1615–25; < Late Latin]
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