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divine office

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Ecclesiastical.
office (def 12c).
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Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
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divine office

(sometimes capitals) the canonical prayers (in the Roman Catholic Church those of the breviary) recited daily by priests, those in religious orders, etc
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