Good Friday

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

from its special sanctity

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Good Friday was in the 14th century

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“Good Friday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Good%20Friday. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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Good Friday

noun
: the Friday before Easter observed by Christians as the anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ

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