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1 the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays [syn: vespers]
2 (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer [syn: Evening Prayer]

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  1. A religious service, most commonly seen in the Anglican or Episcopal Church, that takes place in the early hours of the evening.

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