Sext Sext, n. [L. sexta, fem. of sextus sixtt, fr. sex six: cf. F. sexte.] (R.C.Ch.) (a) The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary. (b) The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII. [1913 Webster]

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  • sext — {{11}}sext (n.) early 15c., from L. sexta (hora), fem. of sextus, ordinal of sex (see SIX (Cf. six)). {{12}}sext (v.) by 2005, from contraction of SEX (Cf. sex) + TEXT (Cf. text) (v.). Related: Sexted; sexting …   Etymology dictionary

  • sext — n. Eccl. 1 the canonical hour of prayer appointed for the sixth daytime hour (i.e. noon). 2 the office of sext. Etymology: ME f. L sexta hora sixth hour f. sextus sixth …   Useful english dictionary

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