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little hours

noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the hours of prime, tierce, sext, and nones, and sometimes also vespers and compline.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Several eloquent addresses were delivered, followed by a sumptuous banquet, which extended into the little hours of the morning.
British Dictionary definitions for little hours

little hours

plural noun
1.
(RC Church) the canonical hours of prime, terce, sext, and nones in the divine office
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