Easter duty

noun

: the obligation in the Roman Catholic Church of receiving Communion during Easter time

Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easter duty was in 1723

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“Easter duty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20duty. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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