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Maundy Thursday

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noun Maun·dy Thursday \ˈmȯn-dē-, ˈmän-\

Simple Definition of Maundy Thursday

  • Christian religion : the Thursday before Easter

Full Definition of Maundy Thursday

  1. :  the Thursday before Easter observed in commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist

Origin of maundy thursday

Middle English maunde ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday, from Anglo-French mandet, from Latin mandatum command; from Jesus' words in John 13:34 — more at mandate


First Known Use: 15th century


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