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The part of the Divine Office which is said about the ninth hour, that is, three in the afternoon. In the revised Liturgy of the Hours there is an option to say any one of the Middle Hours, Terce, Sext, or None, depending on the time of day when the office is being recited. (Etym. Latin nona, ninth.)
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