dominical letter

noun

Definition of dominical letter

: the letter designating Sundays in a given year especially for use in determining the date of Easter (as when the first seven letters of the alphabet are applied consecutively to the days of the year beginning with A on January 1 and skipping the intercalary day in leap year)

called also Sunday letter

— see Easter Dates Table

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“Dominical letter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominical%20letter. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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