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Definition of "psalter" [psalter]

  • The Book of Psalms. Often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed. (noun)
  • Specifically for Anglicans, the Book of Common Prayer which contains the Book of Psalms. For Catholics, the Breviary containing the Psalms arranged for each day of the week. (noun)
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, a rosary consisting of one hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the Psalms. (noun)

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Use "psalter" in a sentence
  • "Now that night the abbess had with her a priest whom she used not seldom to have conveyed to her in a chest; and the report of the sisters making her apprehensive lest for excess of zeal and hurry they should force the door open, she rose in a trice; and huddling on her clothes as best she might in the dark, instead of the veil that they wear, which they call the psalter, she caught up the priest's breeches, and having clapped them on her head, hied her forth, and locked the door behind her, saying: -- "Where is this woman accursed of God?""
  • "St Jerome’s traditional Gallican psalter from the Vulgate is given in the text of all the hours."
  • "For me, the Grail version of the psalter is the very best."