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com·pline / ˈkämplin; -ˌplīn/ • n. a service of evening prayers forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) before retiring for the night.

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compline

compline last of the canonical hours. XIII (comp(e)lin). alt., prob. after matin(e)s, of (O)F. complie (now pl. complies), sb. use of fem. pp. pl. of complir complete :- Rom. *complīre (cf. ACCOMPLISH) for L. complēre COMPLETE.

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Compline

Compline. The traditional last of the day hours in the W. Church, said before retiring at night. The corresponding office in the Orthodox Church is the apodeipnon (Gk., ‘after supper’).

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compline

compline the seventh and last of the daytime canonical hours of prayer; the office, originally directed to be said immediately before retiring for the night, appointed for this hour.

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