canonical hour love


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  • noun Any of certain times of day at which specified prayers are said according to canon law
  • noun The prayers said at these times

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  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer


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  • 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. via

    December 21, 2007

  • You may think it impossible for me to reach London by the canonical hour. If it should, the ceremony may be performed in your own apartment at any time in the day, or at night...

    Lovelace to Clarissa Harlowe, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 21, 2007