noun (sometimes initial capital letters) Ecclesiastical.
Origin of divine office
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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(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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