OED: † 1. A book containing rules, or a body of rules or regulations. Obs. 2. A book setting forth the order of the services of the Church, or of any
one of them, as they existed before the Reformation; a service-book. 3. A book prescribing the rules to be observed,
and containing the form of service to be used, in the ordination of deacons and
priests, and the consecration of bishops.
1. a directory of ecclesiastical services. 2. a book containing the
forms for the ordination of priests, consecration of bishops, etc.
2. CHRISTIANITY Catholic booklet: in the Roman Catholic Church, an
instruction booklet that lists the order of services in church worship 3. CHRISTIANITY Christian booklet: an instruction booklet
that outlines rules and ceremony for the ordination of Christian ministers
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