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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compline  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compline 
  n  :  last  of  the  seven  canonical  hours  [syn:  {complin}] 




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