prayer book

prayer book
prayer book
1. a book of formal religious prayers

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  • PRAYER BOOK — Par abréviation, on appelle Prayer Book le livre liturgique propre à l’Église d’Angleterre et adopté, moyennant certaines adaptations, par d’autres Églises épiscopales. En réalité, ce livre s’intitule The Book of Common Prayer and Administration… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prayer book — Prayer Prayer (?; 277), n. [OE. preiere, OF. preiere, F. pri[ e]re, fr. L. precarius obtained by prayer, fr. precari to pray. See {Pray}, v. i.] 1. The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prayer book — prayer′ book [[t]prɛər[/t]] n. 1) a book containing formal prayers for religious devotions 2) rel (usu. caps.) Book of Common Prayer* • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • Prayer Book — Prayer Book, the another name for the Book of Common Prayer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prayer book — prayer books N COUNT A prayer book is a book which contains the prayers which are used in church or at home …   English dictionary

  • Prayer book — Prayer book, s. Common Prayer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • prayer book — n a book containing prayers that is used in some Christian church services …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prayer book — prayer ,book noun count a book that contains religious prayers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prayer book — noun a book containing prayers • Syn: ↑prayerbook • Hypernyms: ↑book • Hyponyms: ↑breviary, ↑missal, ↑Psalter, ↑Book of Psalms * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prayer book — A prayer book is a book outlining the liturgy of religious services.In this sense, it may carry the following specific names in various religions: *Breviary, in Roman Catholicism *Agenda (liturgy), in Lutheranism *Common Worship, in Anglicanism… …   Wikipedia

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