little office

  1. (sometimes initial capital letters)Roman Catholic Church. an office similar to but shorter than the divine office, in honor of a saint, a mystery, or, especially, the Virgin Mary.

Origin of little office

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby little office Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use little office in a sentence

  • Whiteside was not in when Tarling called, and the sergeant on duty in the little office by the main door hurried forward.

    The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for little office

little office

  1. RC Church a series of psalms and prayers similar to the divine office but shorter

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