Holy Year

noun

: a Roman Catholic jubilee year

Examples of Holy Year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Billions of euros have poured into Rome from the European Union’s pandemic recovery fund, national financing for the 2025 Holy Year celebrations promises to spruce up the city and, Expo officials said, will be used to restore the Sail. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 19 June 2023 Every time July 25 falls on a Sunday, Catholics celebrate their Jacobean Holy Year. Itxu Díaz, National Review, 21 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Year was in 1699

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“Holy Year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Year. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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