Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing the ritual and ceremonial regulations of a monastic house or order; an ordinal or directory for religious houses, or for cathedrals and collegiate churches observing monastic discipline.
- n. a ritual book containing the forms and ceremonies used in the services of a particular monastery, cathedral or religious order.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Customary.
- n. A manual or ritual of customary devotional exercises.
- n. a manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order)
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“Gasparri gives as reason that the consuetudinary law never contemplated this case, and hence does not influence it (De Matrimonio, I, nos. 597 and 601).”
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