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tierce

Definition of tierce

  1. variant of terce




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tierce

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noun \ˈtirs\

Definition of tierce

  1. 1 obsolete :  third 2

  2. 2 :  a sequence of three playing cards of the same suit



Origin of tierce

Middle English terce, tierce, from Anglo-French, from feminine of terz, adjective, third, from Latin tertius — more at third


First Known Use: 15th century

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