sext

sext

[sekst]
noun Ecclesiastical.
the fourth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the sixth hour of the day taken as noon.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English sexte, syxt < Medieval Latin sexta (hōra) sixth (hour)

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sext (sɛkst)
 
n
chiefly RC Church the fourth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office or the prayers prescribed for it: originally the sixth hour of the day (noon)
 
[C15: from Church Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour]

Sext (sɛkst)
 
n
RC Church In full: Liber Sextus an official compilation of decretals issued by Boniface VIII in 1298 to supplement the five books of the Liber Extra. It forms part of the Corpus Juris Canonici

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