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boekevat, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boek book + linking phoneme -e- + vat take (up).
The custom of family devotions, observed by protestant Afrikaners, usually in the evening. See also huisgodsdiens.
1970 E. Mundell Informant, Pearston (E. Cape)Very few people still practise boekevat (divine service at home).
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 43We would not have gone to sleep without boekevat (family prayers), because my mother would have had her Bible ready for the ritual.
The custom of family devotions, observed by protestant Afrikaners, usually in the evening.

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