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divine office

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Ecclesiastical
office (def 12c).
Origin of divine office
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
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  • He prescribes that the monks prostrate themselves at the end of each psalm in the divine office.
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divine office

(sometimes capitals) the canonical prayers (in the Roman Catholic Church those of the breviary) recited daily by priests, those in religious orders, etc
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