Definition of nones :
1. The canonical office, being a part of the Breviary, recited at noon ( formerly at the ninth hour, 3 P. M.) in the Roman Catholic Church.
2. The fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and October. The nones were nine days before the ides, reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.
3. The hour of dinner; the noonday meal.
rite (part of speech: noun)
ceremony, evensong, Eucharist, missal, christening, canon, liturgy, wedlock, novena, mass, remembrance, transubstantiation, convocation, marriage, communion, holiday, sacrifice, matrimony, sacrament, confirmation, rite, baptism, observance, ritual, Siddur, vesper, solemnization, celebration, revival, service, initiation, last rites
- The day he vanished on is called the Flight of the People, and the Nones of the Goats, because they go then out of the city, and sacrifice at the Goat's Marsh, and, as they go, they shout out some of the Roman names, as Marcus, Lucius, Caius, imitating the way in which they then fled and called upon one another in that fright and hurry. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- His disappearance took place on the Nones of the month now called July, but then Quintilis, leaving nothing certain or agreed on about his end except the date. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
- This took place on the nones of the month Quintilis, now called July, and the festival which then takes place is in memory of the events of that day. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.