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little hours

plural noun, Roman Catholic Church.
the hours of prime, tierce, sext, and nones, and sometimes also vespers and compline.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
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little hours

plural noun
(RC Church) the canonical hours of prime, terce, sext, and nones in the divine office
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