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vesperal

[ves-per-uh l] /ˈvɛs pər əl/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
the part of an antiphonary containing the chants for vespers.
2.
a cloth used between offices to cover the altar cloth.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin vesperālis. See vesper, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for vesperal

vesperal

/ˈvɛspərəl/
noun (Christianity)
1.
a liturgical book containing the prayers, psalms, and hymns used at vespers
2.
the part of the antiphonary containing these
3.
a cloth laid over the altar cloth between offices or services
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