Little Office
noun Date: circa 1872 an office in honor of the Virgin Mary like but shorter than the Divine Office

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Little office — Office Of fice, n. [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See {Opulent}, {Fact}.] 1. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Office — n. R.C.Ch. a short office patterned after a longer one of the breviary, used esp. in private devotion …   English World dictionary

  • Little Office — noun a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office • Topics: ↑Roman Catholic, ↑Western Church, ↑Roman Catholic Church, ↑Church of Rome, ↑Roman Church • Hypernyms: ↑office * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • little office — (sometimes caps.) Rom. Cath. Ch. an office similar to but shorter than the divine office, in honor of a saint, a mystery, or, esp., the Virgin Mary. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • little office — lit′tle of′fice n. rel (sometimes caps.) an office similar to but shorter than the divine office, in honor of the Virgin Mary, a saint, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • little office — /ˈlɪtl ɒfəs/ (say litl ofuhs) noun Roman Catholic Church a service, resembling the breviary but shorter, in honour of the Virgin Mary …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Office of Our Lady — • Historical article on the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, modeled on the Divine Office Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Little Office of Our Lady     Little Office of Our Lady …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Little Office of Our Lady — The Little Office of Our Lady also known as Hours of the Virgin is a liturgical devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in imitation of, and usually in addition to, the Divine Office in the Roman Catholic Church (Some secular orders did use the… …   Wikipedia

  • Office — Of fice, n. [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See {Opulent}, {Fact}.] 1. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Office bearer — Office Of fice, n. [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See {Opulent}, {Fact}.] 1. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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