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terce(tûrs) also tierce (tîrs)
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.
(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]
the third of the seven canonical hours.
[1350–1400; Middle English terse, tierce tierce]