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Related to canonical hours: Liturgy of the Hours
1. RC Church
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