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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The matins and lauds for the last three days of Holy Week, commemorating the sufferings and death of Christ, -- usually sung on the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, instead of on the following days.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the Roman Catholic Church, the matins and lauds of the following day, sung on the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in Holy Week.

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