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canonical hours

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Ecclesiastical The times of day at which canon law prescribes certain prayers to be said. These times are matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and complin.
  • n.pl. Ecclesiastical The prayers said at these times.

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  • n. The times of day at which canon law prescribes certain prayers to be said; matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and complin
  • n. The prayers said at these times

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. certain stated times of the day, fixed by ecclesiastical laws, and appropriated to the offices of prayer and devotion; also, certain portions of the Breviary, to be used at stated hours of the day. In England, this name is also given to the hours from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. (formerly 8 a. m. to 12 m.) before and after which marriage can not be legally performed in any parish church.
  • n. See under Canonical.

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