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Meaning of COMPLINE

Pronunciation:  'kâmplin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  last of the seven canonical hours
 

COMPLINE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: complin
 
 See Also: canonical hour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com"pline\, Complin \Com"plin\, n. [From OE. complie,
OF. complie, F. complies, pl., fr. LL. completa (prop. fem.
of L. completus) the religious exercise which completes and
closes the service of the day. See {Complete}.] (Eccl.)
The last division of the Roman Catholic breviary; the seventh
and last of the canonical hours of the Western church; the
last prayer of the day, to be said after sunset.

      The custom of godly man been to shut up the evening
      with a compline of prayer at nine of the night.
                                               --Hammond.

 

 

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