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terce

in Scotland, an obsolete term for a one-third life rent in her husband's property given to a wife.

TERCE, law of Scotland. A life-rent competent by law to widows who have not accepted of special provisions in the third part of the heritable subjects in which the husband died infeft.
     2. The terce takes place only where the marriage has subsisted for a year and day, or where a child has been born alive of it. No terce is due out of lands in which the husband was not infeft, unless in case of a fraudulent omission. Cr. 423, Sec. 28; St. 2, 6, 16. The terce is not limited to lands, but extends to teinds, and to servitudes and other burdens affecting lands. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. B. 2, t. 9, s. 26, 27; Burge on the Confl. of Laws, 429 to 435.

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It is important to denote that TERCE items were presented to the students in a multiple-choice format, but that information is not available to researchers due to TERCE has recoded responses in binary format in the open access dataset.
On the page of miniatures for Prime, William depicts the judgments by Annas, Caiphas, Pilate, and Herod [Figure 7]; the judgment of Pilate is depicted on the page of miniatures for the hour of Terce [Figure 8].
The quatrain accompanying Terce for the Hours of the Virgin describes the Annunciation to the Shepherds, the Gospel event conventionally associated with that Office.
(4.) Gamet-Payrastre L, Li P, Lumeau S, Cassar G, Dupont MA, Chevolleau S, Gasc N, Tulliez J, Terce F.
Such revelations reveal God's solicitous presence in the workaday doings of the monastery: Christ, so Mechtild perceived, walked alongside and approached each of her sisters as they processed from the chapel after terce, and when Mechtild asked why Christ was clothed as deacon, he replied: "No deacon in his ministry was ever as zealous in ministering as I am in serving the faithful soul." (109) It is often scarcely possible to distinguish a vision from the setting in which it takes place; the contents of a vision seem to overlay like an elaborate transparency the events and people that swirl around the visionary as she receives a revelation, or to draw them into a vision that is something like a tableaux vivant in the midst of chapel or chapter.
In his "Meditation on the Passion at Terce" he describes the shouting of the crowd of Jews, their ridicule and mockery of Jesus, and asks his pupil to "Pay careful attention here and think about his demeanor in each and every thing he does ....
Midmorning's Blessing Hour, marked by the prayer of Terce, is about spirit, breath and blessing.
A single verse is given for each of Prime, Terce, Sext and Nones.
Terce is somewhat unusual, being illustrated with the 'Adoration of the Shepherds' rather than the more common 'Annunciation to the Shepherds'.