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terce

[ turs ]

noun

, Ecclesiastical.
  1. a variant of tierce ( def 3 ).


terce

/ tɜːs /

noun

  1. RC Church the third of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed at the third hour of the day, about 9 a.m.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of terce1

a variant of tierce

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Example Sentences

The middle between them both is 50 degrees and a terce in latitude.

The standard English pronunciation now is ferce, perce, terce, and it is universal in New England.

At tierce a short chapter-mass was sung followed by continued study; from terce to sext the nuns shall read lessons (l. 1905).

The choir commence the chanting of the psalms of terce and sext.

In the monastery church the monks were chanting "terce" to an empty nave.

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