Complin
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. [1913 Webster]

The custom of godly man been to shut up the evening with a compline of prayer at nine of the night. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]


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