Middle English Dictionary Entry

cǒmplī̆n(e n.
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Eccl. (a) The last of the seven daily services or 'hours' (following even-song vespers) observed by monastics and priests of the Roman Church; complin; houre of ~; don ~, saien ~, singen ~; (b) the part of the breviary containing this service.
The time of day when this service is performed; houre of ~; ~ time.
Used humorously with reference to chatting and snoring; clateren ~.