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prayer book

[prair] /prɛər/
noun
1.
a book containing formal prayers to be used in public or private religious devotions.
2.
(usually initial capital letters) Book of Common Prayer.
3.
Nautical. a small holystone.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for prayer-book

prayer book

/prɛə/
noun
1.
(ecclesiast) a book containing the prayers used at church services or recommended for private devotions
2.
(Church of England) (often capitals) another name for Book of Common Prayer
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