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PRIME

The part of the Divine Office formerly assigned to the first hour (hora prima), about six in the morning in monastic communities. It is no longer part of the Liturgy of the Hours according to the Roman Rite.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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