Julian calendar

noun
Ju·​lian calendar | \ ˈjül-yən- How to pronounce Julian calendar (audio) \

Definition of Julian calendar

: a calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each fourth year having 366 days and the months each having 31 or 30 days except for February which has 28 or in leap years 29 days — compare gregorian calendar

First Known Use of Julian calendar

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Julian calendar

Latin julianus, from Gaius Julius Caesar

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“Julian calendar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Julian%20calendar. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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