Psal"ter (?), n. [OE. psauter, sauter, OF. sautier, psaltier, F. psautier, from L. psalterium. See Psaltery.]

1.

The Book of Psalms; -- often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.

2.

Specifically, the Book of Psalms as printed in the Book of Common Prayer; among the Roman Catholics, the part of the Breviary which contains the Psalms arranged for each day of the week.

3. R. C. Ch.

A rosary, consisting of a hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the psalms.

 

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