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terce

 (tûrs) also tierce (tîrs)
n.
1. The third of the seven canonical hours. No longer in liturgical use.
2. The time of day appointed for this service, usually the third hour after sunrise.

terce

(tɜːs) or

tierce

n
(Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church the third of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed at the third hour of the day, about 9 a.m.
[a variant of tierce]

terce

(tɜrs)

n.
the third of the seven canonical hours.
[1350–1400; Middle English terse, tierce tierce]
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Noun1.terce - the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m.
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
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Such revelations reveal God's solicitous presence in the workaday doings of the monastery: Christ, so Mechtild perceived, walked alongside and approached each of her sisters as they processed from the chapel after terce, and when Mechtild asked why Christ was clothed as deacon, he replied: "No deacon in his ministry was ever as zealous in ministering as I am in serving the faithful soul.