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tierce

noun \ˈtirs\

variant of

  1. :  the third of the canonical hours


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tierce

play
noun \ˈtirs\

Definition of tierce

  1. 1 obsolete :  third 2

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

Origin and Etymology 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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