Maundy Thursday

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

Christian religion : the Thursday before Easter

Full Definition of MAUNDY THURSDAY

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


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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