Simple Definition of Maundy Thursday
Christian religion : the Thursday before Easter
Full Definition of Maundy Thursday
: 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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