vespers


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vespers \Ves"pers\, n. pl. [OF. vespres, F. v[^e]pres, LL.
   vesperae, fr. L. vespera evening. See Vesper, n.] (R. C.
   Ch.)
   (a) One of the little hours of the Breviary.
   (b) The evening song or service.
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   Sicilian vespers. See under Sicilian, a.
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