little hours

plural nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. the hours of prime, tierce, sext, and nones, and sometimes also vespers and compline.

Origin of little hours

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for little hours

little hours

pl n
  1. RC Church the canonical hours of prime, terce, sext, and nones in the divine office

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