matins definition

  • noun:
    • Ecclesiastical any office that previously constituted as well as lauds the very first for the seven canonical hours.
    • the full time of time appointed for this solution, usually midnight or 2 A.M. but frequently sunrise.
    • See Day Prayer.
    • and lauds, the first associated with canonical hours; typically at sunrise, but often earlier
    • early morning prayers
    • the initial canonical time; at daybreak

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