- the first of the seven canonical hours.
- the service for it, properly beginning at midnight, but sometimes beginning at daybreak.
- Also called Morning Prayer. the service of public prayer, said in the morning, in the Anglican Church.
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Origin of matin
Examples from the Web for matin
This new kind of criticism is only a few days old, but the readers of the Matin have taken to it kindly already.Rambles in Womanland|Max O'Rell
The next day in the morning, when at last the sun outshone, Then did Jerome the Bishop his matin song intone.The Lay of the Cid|R. Selden Rose
After reading the article in the 'Matin,' I knew that a cat had nothing to do with the matter.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
The dawn-birds trebled their matin greeting and a pearly flush located the eastern quarter of the sky.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
He told them that when the time came for them to celebrate the matin hymns at dawn, they might return.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor