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little office

(sometimes initial capital letters) Roman Catholic Church. an office similar to but shorter than the divine office, in honor of a saint, a mystery, or, especially, the Virgin Mary.
Origin of little office
1870-75 Unabridged
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  • There was a large clock in a little office in the furnace.
  • In the warm little office the air became suddenly heavy and the strength went out of her body.
  • And the old superintendent stood up there on the dock and he had a little office.
  • In fact, they made it into a little office or something of that nature.
  • They answered no, there is a little office and the rest warehouse and it's in good shape.
  • Lower-grade examiners who may have relatively little office audit experience typically work these cases.
  • There is a little office, a clinic of some kind there on the north end that is developed.
  • It was evident that a master hand had performed the little office for him.
  • We had no office in the motor pool, so the sergeant found an old bus, which he personally converted into a little office.
  • My little office had a wonderful marble fireplace, carved marble beauties holding up the mantelpiece.
British Dictionary definitions for little office

little office

(RC Church) a series of psalms and prayers similar to the divine office but shorter
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