Laetare Sunday

noun
Lae·​ta·​re Sunday | \ lā-ˈtär-ē- How to pronounce Laetare Sunday (audio) , -ˈter- \

Definition of Laetare Sunday

: the fourth Sunday in Lent

First Known Use of Laetare Sunday

circa 1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Laetare Sunday

Latin laetare, singular imperative of laetari to rejoice

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The first known use of Laetare Sunday was circa 1870

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“Laetare Sunday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laetare%20Sunday. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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