Good Friday

noun

Definition of Good Friday 

: the Friday before Easter observed in churches as the anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ and in some states of the U.S. as a legal holiday

First Known Use of Good Friday

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Good Friday

from its special sanctity

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Good Friday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Good Friday

: the Friday before Easter that is observed by Christians as the anniversary of the death of Jesus Christ

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