Definition for PSAL'TER

PSAL'TER, n. [L. psalterium; Gr. ψαλτηριον; It. and Sp. salterio; Fr. psautier.]

  1. The Book of Psalms; often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.
  2. In Romish countries, a large chaplet or rosary, consisting of a hundred and fifty beads, according to the number of the psalms.

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