holy day of obligation

noun phrase

: a feast on which Roman Catholics are duty-bound to attend mass

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holy day of obligation was in 1909

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“Holy day of obligation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20day%20of%20obligation. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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