Good Friday


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

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“Good Friday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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