Forty Hours


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a Roman Catholic devotion in which the churches of a diocese in 2-day turns have the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the altar for continuous daytime veneration

Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Forty Hours was in 1759

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“Forty Hours.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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