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divine office

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Ecclesiastical
1.
office (def 12c).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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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

noun
1.
(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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in various Christian churches, the public service of praise and worship consisting of psalms, hymns, prayers, readings from the Fathers of the early church, and other writings. Recurring at various times during the day and night, it is intended to sanctify the life of the Christian community

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