• Latin: ante, before; capio, take


To read the Divine Office, in private but not in choir, before the time usually assigned for it; e.g., to read Matins, which should be read before Mass, on the evening before, i.e., after 2 p.m., and Vespers in Lent an hour before noon instead of afternoon.

MLA Citation

  • “anticipate”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>