|a. one of the seven prayer times appointed for each day by canon law|
|b. the services prescribed for these times, namely matins, prime, terce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline|
|2.||Church of England any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at which marriages may lawfully be celebrated|
in music, settings of the public prayer service (divine office) of the Roman Catholic Church, divided into Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline. The early monastic communities composed a complete series of hours for morning, noon, and evening; cathedral and parish churches had incorporated all the hours by the 8th century, and by the 9th century the structure was fixed
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