A breviary was an approved book by the church used for hymns which are typically songs of worship or praise. A breviary would also be used for prayers for the canonical hours recited daily by clerics in religious orders. Another way of saying this is a set of daily prayers which were to recited at a certain hour of the day as appointed by the priests of the time.
Merriam Webster. “Breviary.” merriam-webster.com,https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breviary
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