defective year

noun

Definition of defective year

: a common year of 353 days or a leap year of 383 days in the Jewish calendar

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“Defective year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defective%20year. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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